The prevention mission area comprises the capabilities necessary to avoid, prevent or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism. It is focused on ensuring we are optimally prepared to prevent an imminent terrorist attack within the United States.
The protection framework houses the capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.
Mitigation includes those capabilities necessary to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
The capabilities necessary to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs after an incident has occurred.
The capabilities necessary to assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively.
Source: https://www.fema.gov/mission-areas (6/5/2017)