Emergency Planning and Management

Welcome to the Haines Borough Emergency Planning and Management page.  The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has encouraged communities at the local level to actively engage in response and recovery efforts to increase resilience after an event.  In the past several years, Haines has experienced a number of events that have stressed a need to plan for emergencies. 

Emergency Management is a general term covering all aspects of planning for, response to, and recovery from a natural or man made disaster. 

The Haines Borough has adopted a "Whole Community" approach to emergency planning.  FEMA describes "whole community" as "a means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests." FDOC104-008-1/December 2011.

Emergency Management is divided into four phases:

1. Preparedness

2. Mitigation

3. Response

4. Recovery

For more information on each of these phases, click the sidebar to the left of this page.