Prevention, Protection, Response, and Recovery for Operations and Maintenance
Measures taken and put in place for the continual assessment and readiness of actions necessary to reduce the risk of threats and vulnerabilities in order to intervene and stop an occurrence, or to mitigate effects.
Protection includes actions to deter the threat, mitigate the vulnerabilities, or the consequences associated with any incident.
Response measures embody the actions taken in the immediate aftermath of an event to save lives, meet basic human needs, and reduce the loss of property and the impact on critical
infrastructure and the environment.
In the short term, recovery is an extension of the response phase in which basic services and functions are restored. In the long term, recovery is a restoration of both the personal lives of individuals and the livelihood of the community.
An occurrence, natural or manmade, that requires a response to protect life or property.