Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
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. There are four mission areas of emergency management:
The City of Williamsburg has an all-hazards approach to emergency planning including:
- Hazardous Materials Incidents
- Major Fires
- Mass Casualty Incidents
- Natural Disasters
- Weather Emergencies