"Failing To Prepare Is Preparing To Fail" Benjamin Franklin
Can be defined as the discipline dealing with risk
and risk avoidance. It is a discipline that involves preparing, supporting, and rebuilding society when natural or man-made
disasters occur. Emergency management is the continuous process by which all individuals, groups, and communities manage hazards
in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impact of disasters resulting from the hazards (Wikipedia Encyclopedia).
A hazard is defined as "a source
of danger that may or may not lead to an emergency or disaster and is named after the emergency/disaster that could
be so precipitated". Risk is defined as "susceptibility to death, injury, damage, destruction,
disruption, stoppage and so forth". Disaster is defined as an event that demands substantial crisis
response requiring the use of governmental powers and resources beyond the scope of one line agency or service".(G.D.
Haddow & J.A. Bullock An Introduction to Emergency Management, 2003).
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