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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness is the arrangements made to ensure that, should an emergency occur, all those resources and services that are needed to cope with the effects can be efficiently mobilized and deployed.

NOTE: Examples of emergency preparedness are: the membership, structure and duties of the EPC; emergency identification; the appointment of an ECO; development and maintenance of emergency procedures; training; organizing the temporary removal of people and property from a threatened location; facilitating timely and effective rescue.


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