What is EM?
Emergency Management charged with analyzing and reducing risks to hazards, providing planning and direction before/during/after emergencies, and coordinating resources and information. To learn more, watch the video below. This short video was produced by The Regional Catastrophic Planning Team for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and offers a great overview on the field of emergency management.
The Phases of Emergency Management
MitigationMitigation activities work to either prevent or lessen the impact(s) of an identified hazard in a community. Mitigation activities may range from flood plain management to building code enforcement.
PreparednessPreparedness activities work to enhance the ability of individuals and/or communities to respond and recover from an emergency or disaster situation. These activities take place prior to an emergency or disaster occurring. They include areas such as community awareness, planning (which includes data gathering and analysis), training, exercises and education.
ResponseResponse activities address the immediate and short-term effects of an emergency or disaster. These activities work to reduce personal injuries, casualties, damage to property, and reduce recovery time. Response activities include coordinating resources, evacuation, warning, and other related operations.
RecoveryRecovery activities relate to restoring operations and the community to conditions that were present prior to the emergency or disaster. Short-term recovery goals may include re-establishing or maintaining critical functions. Long-term recovery goals include rebuilding infrastructure and establishing pre-disaster conditions. This process could continue for several years.
For more information on emergency preparedness at UNCG, contact the
Office of Emergency Management: