Producing Emergency Plans: A Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments [Interim Version 1.0, 11 July 2008]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, continues the more than 50-year effort to provide guidance about emergency operations planning to State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments. Some predecessor material can be traced back to the 1960s-era Federal Civil Defense Guide. Long-time emergency management (EM) 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 emergency 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 Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Framework (NRF), and it incorporates recommendations from the 2005 Nationwide Plan Review. It also references the Target Capabilities List (TCL) that outlines the fundamental capabilities essential to implementing the National Preparedness Guidelines. As part of a larger planning modernization effort, CPG 101 provides methods for emergency planners to: Develop sufficiently trained planners to meet and sustain planning requirements; Identify resource demands and operational options throughout the planning process; Link planning, preparedness, and resource and asset management processes and data in a virtual environment; Prioritize plans and planning efforts to best support emergency management and homeland security strategies and allow for their seamless transition to execution; Provide parallel and concurrent planning at all levels; Produce and tailor the full range and menu of combined Federal, State/Tribal, and Local Government options according to changing circumstances; and P-2 INTERIM - Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 July 2008 Quickly produce plans on demand, with revisions as needed. This Guide provides emergency managers and other emergency services personnel with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) best judgment and recommendations on how to address the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team, through writing and maintaining the plan, to executing the plan. It also encourages emergency managers to follow a process that addresses all of the hazards that threaten their jurisdiction through a suite of plans connected to a single, integrated emergency operations plan (EOP)."

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