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

“EPS played a pivotal role in the success of Vermont’s Vigilant Guard 2016. EPS provided management and communications with over 100 controllers and evaluators that were utilized throughout the nine (9) day exercise. Without Tim and Robin’s hard work to fill all necessary positions and Tim’s tireless work during conduct, the exercise evaluation would have fallen short. Even through the After Action Report drafting, EPS supported Vermont’s needs to ensure that we had the best data from those who worked for them during the exercise. Each night Tim sent out an Action Plan for the next days’ exercise activity. This was very helpful in making sure that all the staff were in the correct location at the correct time. Great support and service provided by EPS throughout the entire process.”

Jessica Stolz, Deputy Homeland Security AdvisorVermont Department of Public Safety