Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

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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 function.

Functional and support annexes are scheduled to be reviewed for consistency with the National Response Framework and the State CEMP 2015-2018.


Comprehensive Emergency Management Basic Plan
(updated 8/2015)


Emergency Support Function
Schedule for Review/Update
1 Transportation (Updated May 2011) 2016
2 Communications, Information Systems & Warning
(Updated Jan. 2013)
3 Public Works & Engineering
(Updated May 2011)
4 Firefighting (Updated May 2011) 2015
5 Emergency Management (Updated May 2011) 2017
6 Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing & Human Services  (Updated Feb. 2013) 2017
7 Logistics Management & Resource Support 2016
8 Public Health & Medical Services 2017
9 Search & Rescue 2015
10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response 2017
11 Agriculture and Natural Resources 2018
12 Energy 2017
13 Public Safety & Security 2018
14 Long-Term Community Recovery 2018
15 External Affairs 2016
20 Military Support to Civil Authorities 2018
Support Annexes Schedule for Review/Update
SA-A Direction & Control 2015
SA-B Disaster Assistance to Private Property 2015
SA-C Financial Management 2015
SA-D Intergovernment Coordination 2015
New Incident Annexes Schedule for Review/Update
IA-A Terrorism N/A
IA-B Catastrophic Event To be Developed
IA-C Evacuation To be Developed