Planning for Emergencies
Emergency planning is essential for individuals, businesses and government entities. A key step in the development of emergency plans is a review of the risks or hazards that may cause a disaster or emergency. While the causes of emergencies may vary, the effects – need to evacuate an area, property damage, loss of public services – will often be same.
Planning with all community partners - emergency services (fire, ems, law enforcement), public works, public health, hospitals and medical facilities, schools, utilities, private sector businesses and non-governmental entities ( i.e. Salvation Army, American Red Cross, ) – provides a framework to effectively share capabilities and resources. The process of planning is just as important as the plan by promoting communication between planning partners and a unity of effort.
Preparing and planning for emergencies is the responsibility of everyone. Create a plan for your family or business today. See the Quick Links for more information.