The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a government agency which operates under the authority of Cabinet Office.

We believe that:

  1. The goal of the Office of Disaster Preparedness is to preserve human life in times of crisis.

  2. Effective Disaster Management depends upon the consistent coordination and integration of the work of many agencies, organizations and individuals.

  3. A community that is well prepared for hazards of all kinds will survive and recover quickly from disasters.

  4. Excellent service must be provided to the community before, during and after a disaster or emergency.

  5. Flexibility and adaptability of approach must be the basis of the delivery of disaster management services.

  6. Staff commitment, capacity, teamwork and motivation will be the primary contributors to the organization’s success.

The An organization that anticipates the potential negative impacts of disasters and emergency situations and develops effective and efficient plans, procedures and systems to minimize such impacts, by relying on sound principles of Disaster Management, community participation and interagency collaboration.

To reduce loss of life and properly within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by ensuring that adequate preparedness and mitigation measures and response and recovery mechanisms are established to counteract the impact of natural and technological hazards.

Disaster Management is the overall function of this agency. We strive to efficiently and effectively administer the components of the country’s Disaster Management Programme for which we are responsible. These include:

  • Mitigation planning

  • Community preparedness

  • Public information and

  • Recovery coordination

These are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, government policy and public accountability requirements.

ONE VOICE, ONE RESPONSE, MANY MOVING PARTS

Disaster Management is the overall function of this agency. We strive to efficiently and effectively administer the components of the country’s Disaster Management Programme for which we are responsible. These include:

  • Mitigation planning

  • Community preparedness

  • Public information and

  • Recovery coordination

These are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, government policy and public accountability requirements.