Klamath County Emergency Management strives to build and protect resilient communities by coordinating local, state, and federal emergency response agencies to mitigate hazards and prepare for, respond to, and recover from imminent or actual disasters.
Current thinking divides emergency management into four distinct phases; mitigation, preparedness, recovery, and response. Each of the four phases of emergency management is highly interconnected and the outcome of one phase can greatly influence the outcome of another. Emergency management is a continuous process that requires the participation of all the members of a community. Each of the four phases of emergency management is described in more detail below.