Emergency Preparedness Law and Legal Definition
According to 42 USCS § 5195a [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 68. Disaster Relief; Emergency Preparedness], the term "emergency preparedness" means all those activities and measures designed or undertaken to prepare for or minimize the effects of a hazard upon the civilian population, to deal with the immediate emergency conditions which would be created by the hazard, and to effectuate emergency repairs to, or the emergency restoration of, vital utilities and facilities destroyed or damaged by the hazard. Such term includes the following:
(A) Measures to be undertaken in preparation for anticipated hazards (including the establishment of appropriate organizations, operational plans, and supporting agreements, the recruitment and training of personnel, the conduct of research, the procurement and stockpiling of necessary materials and supplies, the provision of suitable warning systems, the construction or preparation of shelters, shelter areas, and control centers, and, when appropriate, the non-military evacuation of the civilian population).
(B) Measures to be undertaken during a hazard (including the enforcement of passive defense regulations prescribed by duly established military or civil authorities, the evacuation of personnel to shelter areas, the control of traffic and panic, and the control and use of lighting and civil communications).
(C) Measures to be undertaken following a hazard (including activities for fire fighting, rescue, emergency medical, health and sanitation services, monitoring for specific dangers of special weapons, unexploded bomb reconnaissance, essential debris clearance, emergency welfare measures, and immediately essential emergency repair or restoration of damaged vital facilities).
Legal Definition list
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986
- Emergency Placement
- Emergency Operations Center [EOC]
- Emergency Natural Gas Transaction
- Emergency Natural Gas
- Emergency Preparedness
- Emergency Protective Orders [EPO]
- Emergency Public Information
- Emergency Quota Act
- Emergency Rescue Personnel
- Emergency Responder [Transportation]