Often used interchangeably, emergency management, emergency response, and disaster management all deal with the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with the humanitarian aspects of emergencies. The aim of the enterprise, however one refers to it, remains the prevention and reduction of the harmful effects of a hazard – the most serious of these effects being loss of life and property.
Given the high stakes, it’s no surprise, then, that public entities usually take the lead. But that doesn’t exempt private organizations and non-profits from having to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters themselves. It follows then, that they should strongly consider the use of emergency management software to help reduce the burden of response.
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