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Emergency Preparedness

THE FOUR PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. These should be incorporated into all school, district, or campus emergency management plans. The phases are defined as:
  • Prevention-Mitigation:Identifying all potential hazards and vulnerabilities and reducing the potential damage they can cause;
  • Preparedness:Collaborating with community partners to develop plans and protocols to prepare for the possibility that the identified hazards, vulnerabilities or emergencies will occur;
  • Response:Working closely with first responders and community partners to effectively contain and resolve an emergency in, or around, a school or campus; and
  • Recovery: Teaming with community partners to assist students and staff in the healing process, and restore a healthy and safe learning environment following an emergency event.