Local and state Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) establish direction for a systematic, coordinated approach to preparedness for, response to and recovery from emergencies or disasters occurring within the state. The EOPs describe the policies and procedures for coordinating support and are designed to be consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
State level planners provide technical support to 53 counties, four tribal nations and two cities. Additionally, they collaborate with more than 50 state agencies to revise the State EOP. To date, the plan includes a Base Plan; incident-specific annexes addressing AMBER Alert, animal and plant health, dam failure, fire, flood, hazardous materials, infectious diseases, search and rescue, shortage of critical materials, summer storms, terrorism and winter storms; and capabilities annexes for evacuation, sheltering and mass care, public information, the law enforcement multi-agency coordination center and disaster recovery. In addition to NIMS, the plan takes into account standards of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), the Department of Homeland Security's Target Capabilities List (TCL) and other mandates, as applicable.