“Those long-term activities and programs beyond the initial crisis period of an emergency or disaster and designed to return all systems to normal status or to reconstitute these systems to a new condition that is less vulnerable.”

Reference: FEMA, 1992

“Activities and programs designed to return conditions to a level that is acceptable to the entity.”

Reference: NFPA 1600, 2007

“Decisions and actions taken after a disaster with a view to restoring or improving the pre-disaster living conditions of the stricken community, while encouraging and facilitating necessary adjustments to reduce disaster risk.”

Reference: World Health Organization, Mass Casualty Management Systems, April 2007

Management/Emergency Planing and Response/Emergency Response