"Since its founding, the primary mission of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) has been to protect life and property in the event of a disaster or crises situation, through a program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Guided by these four principles, RIEMA has made great strides in its effort to improve emergency preparedness in the state of Rhode Island. RIEMA remains dedicated to finding additional ways to prepare and protect our citizens in the years ahead. [...]The mission of RIEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property for both natural and man-made incidents by utilizing an all hazards approach to prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation while providing leadership, assistance, and support to regional, state and local entities. RIEMA will build, sustain and coordinate the resources of the Federal, State, local governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to effectively meet the challenges faced during a disaster emergency."
State of Rhode Island, RI.gov