An emergency or disaster can include
Emergency management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies. The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.
Congress enacted the Civil Defense Act of 1950, which created Civil Defense. In 1979, the Civil Defense Act was amended and Congress created the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). States enacted laws that provided for disaster planning and response. Title 10 of the Indiana Code mandates every county within the state will be protected by a local Emergency Management Agency or EMA.
Hamilton County Emergency Management consists of four full-time staff and two part-time staff. All personnel has day-to-day roles, command and general staff assignments in the Emergency Operations Center, are assigned a school district for safe schools activities and act as a liaison to agencies who work in the EOC.
The annual budget for Emergency Management is approximately $400,000, of which, $150,000 is from FEMA to pay for half of the salaries of three of the full-time staff.