Leesport Borough Emergency Management-Leesport Borough, PA

Leesport Borough Emergency Management

Emergency Management
Definition, Vision, Mission, Principles
01 Definition
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework
within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
02 Vision
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
03 Principles
Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
04 Principles
Emergency Management must be:
1. Comprehensive
Emergency managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disasters.
2. Progressive
Emergency managers anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient
3. Risk-Driven
Emergency managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
4. Integrated
Emergency managers ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
5. Collaborative
Emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a
team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
6. Coordinated
Emergency managers synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
7. Flexible
Emergency managers use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
8. Professional
Emergency managers value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.
David J. Reimer Sr.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Carl Moyer
Deputy Coordinator