Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. It involves the coordination and integration of all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capabilities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, or mitigate against threatened or actual disasters or emergencies, regardless of cause.
Blanchard, B. W. (2008, October 22). Guide to emergency management and related terms, definitions, concepts, acronyms, organizations, programs, guidance, executive orders and legislation. Retrieved from http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/docs/terms%20and%20definitions/Terms%20and%20Definitions.pdf
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