The Disaster Management Cycle illustrates the ongoing process VIHA uses to reduce risk, to ensure strategies are in place and staff are trained to provide an effective response, and to assist in the recovery and restoration after a disaster has occurred.
Mitigation: Action taken to decrease the likelihood that an emergency will occur and eliminate or reduce the loss of life and property related to an act that cannot be prevented
Preparedness: Developing policies and protocols, emergency operations centre, training, planning, coordination, and exercise for potential crises
Response: Action taken to effectively contain and resolve the crisis or emergency
Recovery: The process of assisting individuals in the healing process and restoring operational activity