Emergency management refers to the managerial function that helps to create a framework that will enable communities to reduce disasters.
There are many incidents that occur in an environment which may cause harm to both people and property and therefore preparing to deal with such situations before they happen will ensure that safety is guaranteed. In as much as a disaster just happens without warning , disaster management ensures that people are prepared both psychologically and with the necessary tools to deal with one when it happens so that to reduce the general interference of normal activities and ensure maximum safety is provided. Many disasters occur naturally and are the most harmful with a very big degree of damage caused by the environment and human life depending on intensity and they include floods and earthquakes, which are rare to happen but are very destructive when they do happen. Some disasters that happen frequently are mostly as a result of human actions such as industrial accidents and leakages whose damages range from minor to fatal and the sometimes the final extent of damage caused depends on speed of response e.g. firefighting equipment availability and therefore disaster management plans must ensure presence of such tools at possible outbreak points.
Due to the need for emergency management, insurance companies are available to ensure that both life and property are covered, so that in case of a disaster and property is destroyed, the company pays for necessary repairs and in the case where a person gets hurt in a disaster, medication and rehabilitation is taken care of by the company until recovery. Emergency preparedness helps to save time by ensuring quick reaction in the case of an emergency hence reducing panic that may result due to a disaster, since disaster kits will be readily available thus more lives can be saved. Emergency management also entails putting in place safety measures that will ensure life and health of people is saved in case of disasters such as fires by putting emergency exits on buildings, fire assembly points and fire extinguishers at strategic places in a building.
It enables to promote sustainable emergency management capacity within the healthcare systems through meaningful engagement, guidance and direction. Many different organizations get involved in emergency management to give support to people who need help in evacuating survivors to a safe place and giving first aid to those who are injured. Emergency management ensures that there is enough money allocated for the process of taking care of people that have been hurt in a disaster and help them recover.A Quick Rundown of Supplies