The discipline and the profession of applying science, technology, planning, and management to deal with extreme events that can:
As a process Emergency Management involves being ready, reducing risk, , responding to and recovering from an emergency. Critical functional components include planning, training, simulating exercises and coordinating activities.
Postgraduate programmes focus on psychological, societal and behavioural factors, to advance government emergency situation initiatives
Emergency managers work in local or central government departments, business district health boards, civil defence emergency management groups, not-for-profit groups, ambulance, fire, police and defence, or as members of an emergency response or recovery team.