Empire County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan: Pandemic Influenza Annex - A Sample Plan to Assist Counties in Developing a Pandemic Influenza Annex to the County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan  [open pdf - 624KB]
"The purpose of the CEMP [Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan] is to identify the county's overarching policies, authorities and response organizational structure that will be implemented in an emergency or disaster situation. In addition, the CEMP identifies the lines of coordination and the centralized coordination of resources that will be utilized in directing the county's response agencies and requesting State assistance. Further, the CEMP serves as the foundational framework for the county's response levels, and serve as the operational basis of which other functional and hazard-specific annexes will build upon. The purpose of this Annex is to ensure that the strategic and broad-based nature of the Empire County CEMP is more defined to allow the county to adequately prepare for, respond to and recover from a pandemic. This will include utilizing county agency activities and the interoperability with the State in its response. State planning efforts identify the key mechanisms in coordinating with the local response and identify the lines of coordination to interoperate with the federal response, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Plan for Pandemic Influenza, via the National Response Plan."
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New York (State). Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/