County EOP and ESF Annex
The County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the organizational structure to be utilized by local government, which may include cities within the county, to manage disaster and emergency response and set forth the policies, procedures, and guidelines for the coordination of all disaster and emergency response in the county and all the cities therein for a declared emergency, disaster, or catastrophe.A signed Executive Order of the County Judge Executive, and Mayor, if applicable shall officially adopt the County EOP. All signatures must be those of current elected officials. KRS 39B.060. The local EMA Director shall submit a copy of current County EOP and ESF annexes to the Division of Emergency Management for review, concurrence, and reference.
Authority: KRS 39B.030 Powers, authorities, rights and duties of local director -- Development of organizational structure.
Timelines and Deadlines: To be conducted annually: May 1 - Updated Plan or No Change Letter to Area Manager’s office for review. July 31 - Plan that has been approved for concurrence is posted locally, as well as in KYEM’s SharePoint for reference. If you need assistance with SharePoint, please contact your Area Manager office.
Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide
Emergency Management Standard Emergency Management Accreditation Program National Incident Management System
County COOP Plan
Continuity is the ability to provide uninterrupted critical services, essential functions, and support, while maintaining organizational viability, before, during, and after an event that disrupts normal operations. Planning for such an event is critical to local jurisdictions' ability to continue to protect and serve their communities.
COOP Plan Template
Reconstitution Plan Template
Devolution Plan Template
Continuity Assessment Tool
The Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) helps communities understand their risks and what they need to do to address those risks. The outputs from this process lay the foundation for determining a community's capability gaps as part of the Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR). The SPR is a self-assessment of a jurisdiction's current capability levels against the targets identified in the THIRA. Using those targets, jurisdictions identify their current capability and how that capability changed. It also identifies capability gaps related to planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercises (POETE).
How to Conduct a THIRASPR
Whole Community Form