Definition - What does Emergency Preparedness mean?
Emergency planning is the intended response to an unexpected, serious and dangerous occurrence. Emergency planning may involve preparation and planning for a natural or man made disaster, accidents, breach of security, terrorism, medical emergencies, food or other essential service chain breakdowns and other disruptive catastrophes.
Safeopedia explains Emergency Preparedness
Emergency planning aims to reduce the effect of destruction caused by unexpected situations like accidents, fire, sabotage, spills, explosions, natural disasters, terrorist activities and medical emergencies. It includes a series of actions to be taken in the case of such emergencies. It shows the preventive actions, preparation to meet adverse situations, how to mitigate them and how to have positive controls during that situation to save lives and reduce property damage.
Emergency planning is carried out by governments, organizations, families and individuals. This planning is best conducted before emergency situations occur.