The ultimate goal of emergency management is to save lives, preserve the environment, and protect property.

Emergency management is comprised of four interdependent risk-based functions:

  1. Preparedness.
  2. Response.
  3. Recovery.
  4. Mitigation.

Mitigation provides a critical foundation for emergency management at the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation.

Disaster mitigation measures are those that eliminate or reduce the impacts and risks of hazards through proactive measures taken before an emergency or disaster occurs. At the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, we aim to provide information and awareness on those strategies and processes that work to achieve our goals.

To that end, we work with federal, provincial, municipal, and local agencies to strengthen emergency preparedness including planning, training, exercises, and sharing lessons learned.