Wasatch Range Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan [Version 2.0]   [open pdf - 8MB]

Alternate Title: Short Title: WR-EQ

This 'Wasatch Range Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan' provides a framework for Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments and private-sector organizations to respond to and coordinate with each other immediately following a catastrophic earthquake along the Wasatch Fault in Utah. This plan focuses on the immediate application of resources to lifesaving and life-sustaining missions, with a goal of stabilizing the event within the first 72 hours. The primary objectives of earthquake operations encompass courses of action that enable a rapid and effective response and fulfill the needs of survivors and responders. Following these courses of action will save lives, minimize suffering, protect property, safeguard the environment, and maintain the public's confidence in Federal, State, local, and Tribal governments. This plan is based on the concepts and procedures of existing emergency operations plans, Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs), contingency plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) of Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments and numerous other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that participate in earthquake response.

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