Emergency Preparedness

"Emergency Preparedness and You:"— Presentation transcript:

Emergency Preparedness and You:

Why are you involved?
Diane M Hughes
Director Emergency Preparedness at UAMS

Training Objectives:

You will learn the importance of Emergency Managementin your jobs
How to survive a disaster
Experience and understand what steps to take when youare involved with an active shooter incident
Define various shooting situations
List measures that can be employed to reduce the effectiveness of an active shooter
Describe actions that can be expected from responding law enforcement officersSafety tips  

What is Emergency Preparedness?

Definition: Emergency preparedness is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Vision. Emergency preparedness seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

Know the risks Know your region
he consequences of emergencies can be similar, but knowing the risks in your region can help you better prepareWhat is an Hazard Vulnerability Assessment?

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