Action based on an emergency.
“Emergency Response is the efforts made by a coordinated group of personnel to assess, control and mitigate hazardous events. “
Reference: Guidelines for Fire Protection in Chemical, Petrochemical, and Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities by CCPS
“Emergency response (ER) is the first action that focuses on avoiding, deterring, and preventing disasters and preparing the organization to respond to a disaster. The goal of ER is lifesaving, safety, and initial efforts to limit the impact to asset damage.”
Reference: IIA, Business Continuity Management, July, 2008