In your ARES planning have you reviewed the five pillars of emergency management to see how you plans fit in ? The five pillars are
PREVENTION – what can be done to prevent an event
MITIGATION – what can be done to reduce the effect of an event
PREPAREDNESS- what have you done to ensure an effective response
RESPONSE- actions taken as a result of an event
RECOVERY- clean up after the event
All five of these pillars can be used in your planning. Have you thought about andused them ?