Facilitating efficient and effective management of an incident response is achieved through preparedness. Efforts to be prepared must be ongoing through planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and corrective action.
Using the preparedness cycle emergency management and first response personal should develop specific measures within their organization to enhance overall operational preparedness. Existing efforts and collaborative relationships can be leveraged when developing, refining, and expanding all-hazardous preparedness programs.
More information on Preparedness can be found on the FEMA web site.