Emergency Managers consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders, and all impacts relevant to disasters.
Must anticipate future disasters and take preventive and preparatory measures to build disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient communities.
Emergency Managers use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis, and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources.
Ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
Emergency Managers must create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
Synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
Use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster challenges.
Value a science and knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.