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This presentation will clearly define resilience as an overarching term, distinguishing it from disaster resistance, hazard mitigation, emergency preparedness, business continuity, homeland security, national security, border protection, law enforcement, fire service, emergency response, disaster recovery, emergency medical services, economic security, food security, information security, and physical security, by defining it to include all of these processes, programs, and services.

The term resilience is overused and little understood, outside the emergency services professions. It is increasingly used within the profession; therefore, we must be clear with each other about what it encompasses, so that we are clear with our wider audiences of the general public.

I will look at the history of the use of the term in relation to emergency management generally and with relation to campuses in particular.

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