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Emergency Response

Definition - What does Emergency Response mean?

Emergency response is action taken in response to an unexpected and dangerous occurence in an attempt to mitigate its impact on people or the environment. Emergency situations can range from natural disasters to hazardous materials problems and transportation incidents. Emergency response may refer to services provided by emergency and rescue services agencies, as well as the plans made and actions taken within an organziation to respond to emergencies. Emergency response plans are an important component of workplace safety.

Safeopedia explains Emergency Response

Response time is an important component of emergency response. This refers to how long it takes emergency responders to arrive at the scene of an emergency after the emergency response system has been activated.

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