All Hazards Emergency Management
Palm Beach County maintains an all-hazards approach to emergency management. This means that there is no difference in the management structure organization no matter what type of disaster the County might be faced with. Whether it is a tropical storm, a hazardous materials accident, or a domestic security incident Palm Beach County will be able to provide the same world class response and recovery efforts.
12 Core Hazards that have been identified as likely disaster events in Palm Beach County.
By working with FEMA and the National Preparedness Goals, The Palm Beach County DEM provides services in 5 mission areas:
Prevention Prevent, avoid or stop an imminent, threatened or actual act of terrorism.
Protection Protect our citizens, residents, visitors and assets against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive.
Mitigation Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.
Response Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.
Recovery Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.