Emergency Management Planning - Frequently Asked Questions

This document was prepared by Public Safety Canada and it intended solely for the use of federal "government institutions", as defined in section 2 of the Emergency Management Act. Any use which a third party makes of this document, or any reliance on or decisions made based on it, are the responsibility of such third parties. Public Safety Canada accepts no responsibility whatsoever for damages or injury, if any, suffered by any third party as a result of decisions or actions based on this document. Any third parties should consult with their appropriate advisors regarding the preparation of emergency plans to meet their specific needs.

1. What is Emergency Management (EM) Planning?

2. Why should federal institutions undertake EM Planning?

3. What is the Emergency Management Planning Guide for?

4. What is the planning premise of EM planning?

5. What are the "4 pillars" of EM

6. When should I begin EM planning?

7. What is a Strategic EM Plan (SEMP)?

8. Are there other types of EM Plans?

9. What is meant by All-Hazards Risk Assessment?

10. How does All-Hazards Risk Assessment relate to EM Planning?

11. What EM training is available and where can it be provided?

12. What tools are available to assist me through the EM planning process?

13. How frequently will the EM Planning Guide be updated?

For further information, please refer to the Emergency Management Planning Guide at: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/mrgnc-mngmnt-pnnng/index-eng.aspx or email us at: EMPlanning.Guide@ps-sp.gc.ca

Thank you,

Emergency Management Planning Unit
Public Safety Canada

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