Report of Operations 2007-08 - Preparedness Services
'Preparedness' describes the results of measures to ensure that, if an emergency occurs, communities, resources and services are capable of responding to, and coping with, the effects. It also involves establishing equipment standards and monitoring adherence to those standards. Activities that contribute to preparedness include:
- public information campaigns and educational programs to promote safe practices in the community
- the exercising, training and testing of emergency service personnel
- standby and resource deployment and maintenance.