According to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, "There's no way government can solve the challenges of a disaster with a government-centric approach. It takes the whole team. And the private sector provides the bulk of the services every day in the community."
Emergency management is the coordination and integration of all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability for disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It is the continuous process by which all individuals, groups and communities manage hazards in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impacts of disasters resulting from hazards. Effective emergency management relies on thorough integration of emergency plans at all levels of government and non-government involvement.
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