Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local Government Emergency Plans [open pdf - 4MB]
"This Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, expands on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) efforts to provide guidance about response and recovery planning to State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local Governments. It also extends those planning concepts into the prevention and protection mission areas. Some predecessor material can be traced back to the 1960s-era Federal Civil Defense Guide. Long-time emergency management practitioners also will recognize the influence of Civil Preparedness Guide 1-8, Guide for the Development of State and Local Emergency Operations Plans, and State and Local Guide (SLG) 101, Guide for All-Hazards Emergency Operations Planning, in this document. While CPG 101 maintains its link to the past, it also reflects the changed reality of the current operational planning environment. Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake influenced the development of CPG 1-8. Hurricane Andrew and the Midwest floods shaped the contents of SLG 101. In a similar way, CPG 101 reflects the impacts of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and recent major disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, on the emergency planning community. CPG 101 integrates concepts from the National Preparedness Guidelines, National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), the National Strategy for Information Sharing (NSIS), and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), and it incorporates recommendations from the 2005 Nationwide Plan Review."
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/