How does the Office of Emergency Management achieve its mission?

Efforts by the Westwood Office of Emergency Management to achieve its mission include:

  • Mitigation - Activities that eliminate or reduce the risk of disaster
    • Building codes
    • Flood plain management
    • Insurance
    • Public education
  • Preparedness
    • Exercise
    • Planning
    • Public information systems and warning
    • Training
  • Recovery - Mitigation measures such as temporary housing and food, restoring non-vital Borough services
    • Short term - operations that seek to restore critical services and meet basic needs
    • Long term - actions that restore community to normal state
  • Response
    • Direction/Control
    • Emergency service to address immediate and short term effects of a emergency/ disaster
    • Evacuation
    • Warning

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