County Emergency Plans
In Washington State, emergency management offices have numerous emergency plans. Our two most overarching plans, are the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
A comprehensive emergency management plan is a basic plan with elements which address all natural and manmade disasters to which a political subdivision is vulnerable. The comprehensive emergency management plan specifies the purpose, organization, responsibilities of the various agencies involved in disaster response and recovery. These responsibilities are broken down into what is referred to as ESFs (Emergency Support Functions).
CEMP Revision 2018-2019 (Phases 1 - 5)
Emergency Support Function (ESF) Roles & Responsibilities
Phase 1 (May-July 2018): ESFs 2 -- Communications, 7 -- Resources & Logistics, 8 -- Public Health & Medical, and 14 -- Long-Term Recovery
Timeline of Stakeholders (Dates subject to change)
1st Stakeholder Meeting
2nd Stakeholder Meeting
Phase 2 (July-Sep 2018): ESFs 1 -- Transportation, 3 -- Public Works, 12 -- Energy, and 16 -- Evacuation
Phase 3 (Oct-Dec 2018): ESFs 6 -- Mass Care, 9 -- Search & Rescue, and 11 -- Ag & Natural Resources
Phase 4 (Dec 2018-Feb 2019): ESFs 4 -- Firefighting, 10 -- Hazardous Materials, 13 -- Public Safety, and 15 -- Public Affairs
Phase 5 (Feb-Apr 2019): ESFs 5 -- Emergency Management and 20 -- Defense Support to Civil Authorities (National Guard)
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
A Hazard Mitigation Plan looks at the risks faced by the county and cities. Based off those risks and the potential for future impact from a disaster mitigation strategies are created. Those strategies try to reduce the impact from future disasters. The plan outlines potential actions that can be done to lessen the impact from disasters.
Hazard Mitigation Plan