The objectives of this Act are to ensure that the following components of emergency management are organised within a structure which facilitates planning, preparedness, operational co-ordination and community participation—
S. 4A(a) amended by No. 36/2018 s. 20(2).
(a) mitigation—the elimination or reduction of the incidence or severity of emergencies and the mitigation of their effects;
(b) response—the combating of emergencies and the provision of rescue and immediate relief services;
(c) recovery—the assisting of persons and communities affected by emergencies to achieve a proper and effective level of functioning.
amended by No. 97/1994 s. 7(1)(d)(e), substituted by No. 56/2011 s. 6.