The Emergency management aspect that occurs during the emergency is 'response'. The aim of response is to provide immediate assistance to maintain life, improve health and support the morale of the affected population. The focus in the response phase is on meeting the basic needs of the people until more permanent and sustainable solutions can be found.
The Emergency Management Act 2005 defines Response as combating of the effects of an emergency, provisions of emergency assistance for casualties, reduction of further damage, and helps to speed recovery.
• Implementing Response Plans
• Search and Rescue operations
• Broadcasting Warning Messages
• Emergency Declarations
• Conducting Evacuations
• Activating Coordination or Evacuation Centres
• Informing Higher authorities
• Mobilising resources
• Providing immediate relief
• Providing medical support
• Undertaking Damage Assessments
• State Emergency Management Policy
• State Emergency Management Plan
• State Emergency Management Procedure