|1. Response focuses on the immediate drills and steps taken shortly after an incident, crisis or disaster.
2. Executing the plan and resources identified to perform those duties and services to preserve and protect life and property as well as provide services to the surviving population. Response steps should include potential crisis recognition, notification, situation assessment, and crisis declaration, plan execution, communications, and resource management.
(Source: ASIS International - ASIS International)
3. Immediate and ongoing activities,tasks,programs and systems to manage the effects of an incident that threatens life,property,operations or the environment.
(Source: NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, NFPA 1600:2007)
4. The reaction to an incident or emergency to assess the damage or impact and to ascertain the level of containment and control activity required.
(Source: Business Continuity Institute - BCI)