Emergency Operations Plan

The City's Emergency Operations Plan was originally adopted in 2005 then reviewed and updated in 2010, 2012 (minor revisions), and, most recently, by Resolution 17-13 on June 6, 2017. The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes guidance for the City's actions during response to, and short term recovery from, major emergencies and disasters. The EOP describes the roles and responsibilities of City departments and personnel when an incident occurs, and it establishes a strategy and operating guidelines that support the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS). The EOP consists of what is called the Basic Plan that goes through each of these roles and is supported by 18 separate Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) which are very specific in their focus. In addition, the plan includes an Incident Annex and Support Annexes.

The 2017 Emergency Operations Plan is currently being updated. The process should be complete in 2024.