The four Rs of emergency management (reduction, readiness, response and recovery) show you the areas that given your action will improve your ability to get through in an emergency.
During a disaster, buildings, ground and objects can move, fall, break, or burn, causing injury or property damage. Aim to reduce the effects of a disaster on you and your property by:
Store household and work place products safely so the risk of breakage and spillage is reduced.
Store all chemicals safely:
Make sure you are ready by:
Response activities can maintain your safety and protect your property from damage. Response activities occur during and immediately after a disaster.
Response activity is guided by these aims:
Many response activities are likely to be carried out alongside recovery activities.
Recovery activities are the coordinated efforts and processes that affect the immediate reconstruction of a community following a disaster. Recovery work re-establishes the quality of life of the community following an emergency.
Recovery processes will meet future community needs and reduce future exposure to hazards and risks. Recovery invariably relies in part on the active collaboration of partners and stakeholders for its effectiveness.