What is emergency preparedness?

Emergency preparedness means taking action to be ready for emergencies before they happen. The objective of emergency preparedness is to simplify decision-making during emergencies. The emergency preparedness process incorporates the means to rapidly identify, evaluate, and react to a wide spectrum of emergency conditions. Emergency plans are dynamic and are routinely reviewed and updated to reflect an ever-changing environment.

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1. What is Emergency Management and why is it important?
2. What is emergency preparedness?
3. What should I do during a severe weather event like a hurricane or tornado?
4. What are the key components of an effective family emergency plan?
5. What are some steps businesses can take to enhance their emergency preparedness?
6. How safe is it to use candles indoors during an emergency?
7. Can I use my camping gas stove indoors in case of an emergency?
8. How much water should I have for an emergency, and how should I store it safely?
9. What is a boil water advisory?
10. How can I create an emergency preparedness plan for my family?
11. I know what an emergency kit is, but what is a “go-bag” emergency kit?