County Planning

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  ​​

​​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​​

County Distribution Management Plan

*Documents coming soon.*

County Debris Management Plan

Debris Management Plan Template


Right of Entry

Request for Statement of Qualifications

Debris Contract Bid Specs

Pre-Approved Contractor Listing

Debris Contract Sample

Debris Removal Guidelines

Rumpke Landfill Waste Restrictions

Site Selection Contact List

Sample Debris Monitoring Form

Mutual Aid Agreement Template

Site Selection Criteria Checklist​​​

Please Note:
The documents on this page are presented as working examples and do not contain required content or formats.  They are intended to be modified to fit each County's unique emergency planning requirements. 

Counties must develop their own basic plan and emergency support functions which reflect their hazards, define their capabilities, describe their emergency management systems and inform their citizens as to how their elected officials will act when responding to and recovering from disasters within their communities.

Before using these documents it is recommended that you review the planning guides which contain worksheets and guidance useful for first time and experienced emergency planners alike.​

County Basic EOP Template vers. 6 CPG 101 February 2024View
County EOP Review Checklist version 6 - 2024-03-15View
County No Changes Letter TemplateView
ERL WorkbookView
ESF 01 TransportationView
ESF 02 CommunicationsView
ESF 03 Public WorksView
ESF 04 FirefightingView
ESF 05 Emergency ManagementView
ESF 06 Mass Care, Housing, and Human ServicesView
ESF 07 Resource SupportView
ESF 08 Public Health and Medical ServicesView
ESF 09 Search and RescueView
ESF 10 Hazardous MaterialsView
ESF 11 AgricultureView
ESF 12 Energy and UtilitiesView
ESF 13 Law Enforcement and SecurityView
ESF 14 Long-Term Recovery and MitigationView
ESF 15 Public InformationView
ESF ChecklistView
Executive Order TemplateView


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