Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, Version 3.0 [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Preface: "Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 provides guidance from FEMA on the fundamentals of planning and developing emergency operations plans. The guide describes the steps to produce an emergency operation plan, possible plan structures and components of a base plan and its annexes. Other FEMA guides provide detailed information about planning considerations for specific functions, hazards and threats. CPG 101 is a key resource in the emergency management community. While much of the core content in CPG 101 Version 2.0, released in 2010, remains fundamentally valid, a refresh of the document allows for inclusion of additional concepts, principles and strategies. The updated content in CPG 101 Version 3.0 is based on practitioner feedback, identified lessons learned and successful practices from real-world events and exercises that can inform the planning process. CPG 101 shows how emergency operations plans connect to planning efforts in all five mission areas. Version 3.0 of this guide emphasizes the importance of including the private and nonprofit sectors in planning activities and incorporates lessons learned as well as pertinent new doctrine, policy and laws."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/