The goal of emergency management is to ensure that prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions exist so that public welfare and safety is preserved. Because of the different types and increasing frequency of disasters or emergencies, Brattleboro must be prepared to deal with all such disasters and emergencies, to provide the public peace, health, and safety, and to protect the lives and property of the citizens. The Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) focuses on the measures that are essential for protecting the public. These include warnings, emergency public information, evacuation, and shelter. This plan assists in identifying hazards facing the town and resources available to the community to protect it from the hazards.