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 5/2017)


Emergency Support Function
Schedule for Review/Update
1 Transportation 2018
2 Communications, Information Systems & Warning 2018
3 Public Works & Engineering
Updated 8/2018
4 Firefighting Updated 3/2016

Emergency Management
  Attachment 1
  Attachment 2
  Attachment 3
  Attachment 4

Updated 3/2018
6 Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing & Human Services 2017
7 Logistics Management & Resource Support 2017
8 Public Health & Medical Services Updated 12/2017
9 Search & Rescue Updated 4/2016
10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response 2017
11 Agriculture and Natural Resources 2017
12 Energy 2017
13 Public Safety & Security 2018
14 Long-Term Community Recovery 2018
15 External Affairs Updated 1/2017
20 Military Support to Civil Authorities Deleted
Support Annexes Schedule for Review/Update
SA-A Direction & Control Updated 10/2016
SA-B Disaster Assistance to Private Property Deleted
SA-C Financial Management Updated 12/2016
SA-D Intergovernment Coordination Updated 12/2015
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