Planning

Implementation-ready emergency plans are an essential cornerstone to any preparedness effort. As a component of planning, comprehensive assessments are a necessary first-step in the initiation of any preparedness activities. We develop plans in accordance with industry standards including CPG-101, CPG-201, NIMS, HICS, EMAP, and NFPA 1600. EPS provides a wide array of planning services including:

  • Traditional Hazard Analysis as well as Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).

  • Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMPs), including functional and hazard-specific annexes.

  • Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations Plans (BCP/COOP).

  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) plans and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).

  • Job aids, such as charts, maps, templates, diagrams, and checklists to support consistent implementation of plans

We recommend complimenting all planning services with training to familiarize stakeholders with the plan and exercises to validate the plan.

Client Testimonial

“Through the work completed by EPS, Vermont has been able to gain a clear picture of the training needs across the State, allowing us to develop a new training program to meet identified areas for improvement. EPS’ staff was efficient and catered to the evolving project, changing direction mid-stream as parameters dictated.”

Jessica Stolz, Deputy Homeland Security AdvisorVermont Department of Public Safety