Emergency Operation Plans
The Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP) is a set of guidelines and procedures developed to assist in the emergency response effort within the jurisdiction. The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) parallels the National Response Framework (NRF) and incorporates guidance from FEMA as well as lessons learned from emergency responses within the jurisdiction in the past. A Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan is developed to integrate the guidance of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) within the actualities of the local jurisdiction.
Significant incident response efforts require the coordination of community members, visitors, jurisdiction employees, and emergency responders. These responses are often beyond the scope of normal, day-to-day operations. Emergency responses require situation specific actions depending on the type of emergency, the location of the emergency, and the specific threats to people and resources.
The CEOP provides a set of fundamental preparations that can be applied to a variety of emergency, and non-emergency, situations. These fundamental operation guidelines, when implemented across the operations of the local jurisdiction, and within the communities, will help to save lives and protect property.
In addition to the Hazard Mitigation Plans required by FEMA for Tribal and County jurisdictions, Kamiak Environmental has assisted jurisdictions in the development of EOP and CEOP documents. The EOP is an integrated planning document used by Counties and Tribal Governments to plan, prepare, and implement emergency response as needed.
One goal of FEMA is to develop, in partnership with State and local governments, a national emergency management system that is comprehensive, risk-based, and all-hazard in approach. It establishes a framework that can be implemented locally while providing nation-wide consistency.
Crucial to this system is the EOP, which describes who will do what, as well as when, with what resources, and by what authority; before, during, and immediately after an emergency.