Preparedness and contingency planning
Where possible, Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) actions foresee emergencies that are likely to occur and pre-plan key components of a response. Though plans will need to be revised if the event happens, preparedness makes it possible to respond faster, more appropriately and efficiently, and to make decisions on the basis of more reliable information.
Staff at every level are likely to respond more effectively if training, analysis, planning, pre-positioning, and information collection have occurred, coordination mechanisms have been established, and simulation exercises held.
General emergency Response Preparedness guidance can be found on the humanitarianresponse.info site.