Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
The primary mission of the Emergency Management department is to coordinate and facilitate resources to minimize the impact of major emergencies and disasters on people, property and the environment.
- Comprehensive emergency management office consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
- Progressive emergency management office anticipates future disasters and takes preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
- Risk-Driven emergency management office use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
- Integrated emergency management office ensures unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
- Collaborative emergency management office create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
- Coordinated emergency management office synchronizes the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
- Flexible emergency management office use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
- Professional emergency management office value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement