To provide guidance, direction and coordination in mobilizing, organizing, and preparing the City of Columbus for acts of terrorism and man-made or natural disasters. The Columbus Office of Homeland Security shall develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive local strategy and shall perform the functions necessary to carry out the mission.
Actions to avoid, intervene, or stop an incident from occurring.
Actions to reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructures or key resources.
Activities that address short-term, direct effects of an incident.
Activities that include the development, coordination and execution of service and site restoration plans; government operations and services, individual private-sector, non-governmental and public-assistance programs to provide housing and to promote restoration; long-term care and treatment of affected persons, social and economic restoration, evaluation of the incident to identify lessons learned, and initiatives to mitigate the effects of future incidents.
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