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Emergency
1.) event involving a minor consequences for a community. Such as fire, car wreck or heart attack.

2.)Imminence of an event rather than the severity of its consequences. Such as an impending hurricane or wild fire that will likely cause wide spread destruction or loss of life
disaster
The term disaster is reserved for the actual occurrence of events that produce casualties and damage at a level exceeding a community's ability to cope.
catastrophe
is an event that exceeds the resources of many local jurisdictions—in some cases crippling those jurisdictions' emergency response capacity and disrupting the continuity of other local government operations. Hurricane Katrina's destruction of the local emergency response agencies and disruption of other local government agencies in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama certainly qualifies for this designation.
mitigation
seeks to control the hazard source, prevent the hazard agent from striking developed areas, limiting development in hazard prone areas, or strengthening structures against the hazard agent.
Incentives
provide extrinsic rewards for compliance with community policies.
risk communication
explains specifically what are the personal risks associated with risk area occupancy and also the hazard adjustments that can be taken to reduce hazard vulnerability.
The two activities that are seen as post impact.
1.) Response
2.) Mitigation
Disaster preparedness
Disaster preparedness activities are undertaken to protect human lives and property in conjunction with threats that cannot be controlled by means of mitigation measures or from which only partial protection is achieved.
Disaster recovery
activities begin after disaster impact has been stabilized and extends until the community has been returned to its normal activities.
Four Stages of Emergency Management
Prevention (mitigation),Preparedness,Response,Recovery
Disaster Triage
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