Principles of EM All-Logos Flier Final Draft Nov 07

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Emergency Management Defnition, Vision, Mission, Principles D efnition Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Vision Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the ca- pacity to cope with hazards and disasters. Mission Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activi- ties necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. Principles Emergency Management must be: 1. Comprehensive — emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters. 2. Progressive — emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Risk-Driven emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identication, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources. 4. Integrated emergency managers ensure unity of eort among all levels of govern-ment and all elements of a community. 5. Collaborative emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relation-ships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmo-sphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication. 6. Coordinated emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stake-holders to achieve a common purpose. 7. Flexible emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disas-ter challenges. 8. Professional emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and con-tinuous improvement. DRAFT...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course EM EM-2212-26 taught by Professor Arlenemacgregor during the Spring '08 term at Mass Maritime.

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