Emergency Management and Homeland Security
In 2002, the City of Troy Police Department created the Emergency Response and Preparedness Section that is managed by Kristin Dayag, Emergency Management Specialist. Although Troy is ranked as the safest city in Michigan for the past 15 years, threats and hazards exist and it is important for the whole community to be prepared.
The City of Troy Emergency Management program mission is to save lives, reduce casualties, minimize property damage and successfully recover from disasters and other large-scale emergency situations.
Emergency Management is a unity of effort between government, private, non-profit and volunteer resources. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive plan for the coordinated response to disasters and to provide the means to effectively cope with these type of situations.
What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is the process of mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from natural and man-made disasters. It is an ongoing and always evolving process.
- Mitigation: the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
- Preparedness: A continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.
- Response: An effort to mitigate the impact of an incident on the public and the environment.
- Recovery: Measures taken to contain or mitigate the effects of a disastrous event to prevent any further loss of life and/or property.