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 responsibilities of participating organizations. Functional annexes discuss how the county manages the function before, during and after the emergency, 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.