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About Emergency Management

Emergency Management comprises organized analysis, planning, decision making, and assignment of available resources to mitigate (Lessen the effect of or prevent), prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of all hazards/emergencies.

The goals of Emergency Management are;

  • To save lives
  • To prevent injuries, and
  • To protect property and the environment if an emergency occurs.

There are four phases of Emergency Management

Preparedness
Building the emergency management profession to effectively prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from any hazard/emergency by planning, training, and exercising. Upper Darby has a very active team of emergency management volunteers that have been trained in these areas.
Mitigation
Taking sustained actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to our residents and property from hazards and their effects.
Response
Conducting emergency operations to save lives and property by positioning emergency equipment and supplies; evacuating potential victims; providing food, water, shelter, and medical care to those in need; and restoring critical public services.
Recovery
Rebuilding communities so individuals, businesses, and governments can function on their own, return to normal life, and protect against future hazards/emergencies