Emergency Management

 

Adopting and promoting emergency management principles/practices by using an integrated approach to assist First Nations in developing community all-hazards emergency Preparedness and Response Plans. Timely, efficient and effective response during an emergency event can minimize health impacts including saving lives, minimize the risk of infrastructure damage and reduce the economic impact on a community. Assessing needs and building emergency management capacity, leads to healthier and safer communities.

 

The four pillars of emergency management are:

  • Prevention and Mitigation - Refers to actions taken to identify and reduce the impacts and risks of hazards before an emergency or disaster occurs.
  • Preparedness - Increases the ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to recover more quickly from their long-term effects and involves actions taken prior to an event to ensure the capability and capacity to respond.
  • Response - Refers to actions taken during or immediately after an emergency or disaster for the purpose of managing the consequences.
  • Recovery - Refers to actions taken after an emergency or disaster to re-establish or rebuild conditions and services.

 

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The following links provide information on emergency preparedness, emergency contact numbers and training programs through the four Atlantic Provinces: