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Disaster Management is the coordination and integration of all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to and recover from threatening or actual natural or human-induced disasters. It is a multijurisdictional, multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary and multi-resource initiative. Therefore, it is vital that the Federal, State and Local Governments, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the private sector discharge their respective roles and responsibilities and complement each other in achieving shared goals of disaster management. The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) is a system of preparedness, response, and recovery elements that form the Nation’s first line of defense for preventing and mitigating the risk from physical and cyber attacks, and manmade and natural disasters. The sector consists of emergency services facilities and associated systems, trained and tested personnel, detailed plans and procedures, redundant systems, and mutual-aid agreements that provide life safety and security services across the Nation via a first-responder community comprised of Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners.