Emergency Operation Planning Research Paper

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Emergency Operations plan Concept of Operations
Richard T. Riley
American Military University Emergency Operations plan Concept of Operations The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act requires local governments to organize and plan for the protection of life and property from the effects of hazardous events (FEMA, 2010). In the event of emergencies or disasters, command and control will be carried out by the Cumberland County Emergency Services Director or his designee through activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In events not requiring activation of the EOC, initial on-site command and control will be provided by the first responder, who will be the Incident Commander (IC) until responsibility
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These emergency support functions will work in conjunction with state and federal agencies to provide needed response and recovery resources during and after an emergency or disaster event. Under the provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) will be appointed as the President’s representative to coordinate overall delivery of federal assistance. Federal agencies have been assigned missions to provide assistance directly to the state, under the overall direction of the FCO. Local governments will use their normal channel for requesting state and federal assistance and resources. In the event that state resources have been exhausted, the state will arrange to provide the needed resources using the ESF’s as described in the Federal Response…show more content…
Cumberland County wishes to develop a strong county government emergency response capability to preserve, maintain, and reconstitute the county government 's ability to carry out the executive, legislative and judicial processes under the threat or occurrence of any emergency condition that could disrupt such process and services. Mitigation activities conducted at the county and local level include, but are not limited to the following: Prepare disaster response plans and procedures to cover natural or man-made disasters. Prepare annexes in support of county plans as required and support to local government and/or other county/state organizations. Conduct training, education and exercise programs to assure a continuing capability to accomplish disaster response measures for response staff and auxiliary staff. Prepare and conduct public information programs on natural and man-made disasters to educate the public on protective measures to be taken in the event of a disaster. Develop procedures for alerting, notifying and mobilizing key officials and emergency response personnel in the event of a disaster. Establish mutual support agreements as required with other local and adjacent county governments. Prepare plans for disaster and recovery phases of disasters. Identify and authorize specific

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