Emergency Management Principles

Comprehensive


Emergency Managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders, and all impacts relevant to disasters.

Progressive


Must anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.

Risk-driven


Emergency Managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.

Integrated


Ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.

Collaborative


Emergency Managers must create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.

Coordinated


Synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.

Flexible


Use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.

Professional


Value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.