Emergency management

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Emergency management is the highly interdisciplinary art and science of responding to natural disasters, accidents, and deliberate violence, both at the routine level of local firefighting, emergency medicine including field medicine and emergency medical service, police and critical infrastructure services, but also when local resources are overwhelmed. It encompasses both the organization and preparation of local services, and planning for disaster response using distant resources.

The Incident Command System and other paradigms used to manage regional, national, and international response are part of emergency management, as are dealing with refugees, fatalities. Contingency plans for intervention are within the field, as are approaches to rebuilding.

Local response

Regional response

National response

International response