All Hazards Planning
The commonalities among all types of technological and natural disasters suggest that many of the same management strategies can apply to all such emergencies. An all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness encourages effective and consistent response to any disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause.
Emergency Management at Wright State University will coordinate the development of a risk-based, all hazards strategy that builds those common capabilities necessary to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and prevent or reduce losses resulting from natural and human borne emergencies.
Emergency Management at Wright State University will be comprehensive in approach and be based on the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The phases often overlap with no clearly defined boundary where one phase ends and another begins.
Mitigation consists of activities designed to prevent or reduce losses that may result from an emergency or disaster. Often considered the initial phase of emergency management, mitigation activities may be a component of other phases.
Preparedness focuses on the planning and the development of plans, procedures, and capabilities that provide an effective response to an emergency or disaster.
Response is the immediate reaction to an emergency or disaster and can include immediate repairs to critical services and implementation of business continuity plans.
Recovery consists of activities that continue beyond the emergency period to restore critical functions and to manage reconstruction.
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