Division of Emergency Management & Response Operations
Despite the fact that the field is called emergency management (EM), disasters are not synonymous with emergencies. A disaster is any emergency or destructive event that overwhelms the resources and capabilities of a local community to respond to and recover from the impacts of that event. Emergency Management is the profession that coordinates and integrates all activities intended to limit death, injury, human suffering, and property damage from both natural and man-made disasters. The discipline of EM is comprehensive which dictates that all disaster management initiatives:
- Incorporate all four phases of EM
- Maintain an "all-hazards" approach to include natural and man-made hazards.
- Engage, integrate, and coordinate with all stakeholders.
- Identify and address all vulnerabilities (physical and social).
- Be scalable to the size and scope of the event.
Activities within Emergency Management at NCMR include:
- Mass Fatality Management
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
Response Operations encompass both the third phase of the emergency management cycle as well as the day-to-day responses to all sizes and types of emergencies that first responders and healthcare providers respond to throughout the community.
Activities within Response Operations at NCMR include:
- First Responder Training
- Industrial Safety
For additional information relating to Emergency Management and Response Operations, contact:
Jack Smith, MA, EMT-P
Associate Director for Emergency Management & Response Operations