What is Emergency Preparedness?

What is emergency preparedness?
And why should you prepare?
“Emergency Preparedness is the discipline of dealing with and avoiding both natural and manmade disasters."[1] It involves mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in order to lessen the impact of disasters. Emergency management requires a partnership among all levels of government (local, State, and Federal) and the private sector (business and industry, voluntary organizations, and the public).[2] Successful preparedness requires detailed planning and cooperation among each sectors. Emergency preparedness ranges from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developing an all inclusive plan to mitigate natural disasters to the individual . . .

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