Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Support Functions (ESFs)
The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) guides
county behavior before, during, and after a disaster. It defines who does
what, when, where and how, in order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and
recover from the effects of natural, technological and human-caused hazards.
The CEMP consists of the basic plan, functional annexes,
support annexes and hazard- or incident-specific annexes. The basic plan
was adopted August 4, 2015. Functional and support annexes will be
reviewed and updated on a 4-year cycle.
The basic plan provides an overview of the county's
preparedness and response strategies. It describes expected hazards,
outlines department roles and responsibilities, and explains how the county
keeps the plan current. The functional annexes focus on missions.
These annexes describe the actions, roles and reponsibilities of participating
organizations. Functional annexes discuss how the county manages the
function before, during and after the emegency, as well as identifying
organizations responsible to lead and support the implementation of the
Functional and support annexes are scheduled
to be reviewed for consistency with the National Response
Framework and the State CEMP 2015-2018.