Discuss the four phases of emergency management. Is one or more phase(s) more important than others? Why? Describe at least two best practices you would recommend regarding any phase of emergency management you wish. Support your post with at least two sources. Emergency management specifies how to prevent or react successfully to various types of disasters. It includes four functional phase described as the life cycle of disaster: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Each of these concepts is important for the study of terrorism and the homeland security profession.