Emergency Planning 

Forms & Resources

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

County and Local Emergency Operations Plans

Each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties is required  in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code or Title 35, Pa. C.S.A. Section 7503 (1) to prepare, maintain, and keep current an emergency operations plan for the prevention and minimization of injury and damage caused by disaster, prompt, and effective response to disaster and disaster emergency relief and recovery in consonance with the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP).

Using the same format as the CEOP, county EOPs are functional plans containing several hazard-specific annexes. These EOPs define the organization, concept of operations and responsibilities of the departments and agencies of county governments and their municipalities in the prevention of, protections for, mitigation for, response to, and recovery from disasters.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information

What is NIMS?

NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. It is intended to:

      • Be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents, hazards, and impacts, regardless of size, location or complexity.
      • Improve coordination and cooperation between public and private entities in a variety of incident management activities.
      • Provide a common standard for overall incident management.

To read all General FAQ’s about NIMS click here. NIMS Directive 2014-03NIMS Implementation Strategy

Utilize the tabs below to locate pertinent information and documents related to your municipality or entity.

Download, print or complete (fillable forms) to help strengthen your emergency preparedness and response plans.

Municipal Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents

EOP TemplateEOP Functional ChecklistNotification & Resource Manual – NaRM

Other Useful Municipal Documents / Information

PEMA Resource Request FormDisaster Declaration FormShelter Tracking SheetIncident Action Plan Template

Useful Websites

Institution of Higher Learning Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documentation / Information

FEMA EOP Guide

Other Useful Institution of Higher Learning Planning Resources / Documents

US Dept. of Education Helpful HintsHigher Education EM Program Needs Assessment

Useful Websites

Day Care / Child Care Facility Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Documents

Child Care EOPChild Care EOP Planning GuideChild Care EOP ChecklistChild Care EOP Supporting Documents

 

Houses of Worship Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Information

FEMA EOP Guide

Looking for additional assistance or guidance?

     The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has created the CEM Planner to assist local and county agencies during their planning processes. The CEM Planner is planning software utilizing a continual preparedness system designed to enhance planning and resource management capabilities. CEM Planner is a central access point for every stakeholder of a plan to view the most current and up-to-date plan for that entity. The program guides you through every step of the planning process. It is designed so that individual sections of your plan can be updated and approved, without the need for a complete plan revision.

 

     Plans developed are then stored in a secured and centralized virtual library assuring every stakeholder is viewing the most up-to-date plan. CEM Planner is web-based allowing you to access your plans from virtually anywhere, adding to your continuity of operations program and the ability to operate from any location.

Mr. Michael F. Rinker

EM Planning Manager

(610) 746-3194 x3231 mrinker@ncem-pa.org

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