Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
Douglas County maintains a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), which provides uniform policies and procedures for the effective coordination of actions to prevent (when possible), prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural or man-made disasters that might affect the health, safety, or general welfare of Douglas County residents and visitors. The CEMP is flexible, adaptable and scalable, and articulates the roles and responsibilities of governmental entities, public and private partners.
The CEMP is designed to accomplish the following:
- Minimize suffering, loss of life, personal injury, and property damage resulting from hazardous or emergency conditions.
- Provide a framework for a comprehensive emergency management system that addresses all aspects of emergency prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
- Minimize disaster-related material shortages and service system disruptions that could have adverse impacts on county residents and visitors.
- Provide immediate relief and promote short-term and long-term recovery following a disaster.
The CEMP consists of the following Plans and Annex’s
- Douglas County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Annex’s
- Animal Response Annex
- Damage Assessment Annex
- Hazardous Materials Annex
- Mass Fatality Annex
- Public Health Annex
- Resource Mobilization Annex
- Rapid Needs Assessment Operating Plan
- Severe Weather Annex
- Wildland Fire Annex
- Douglas County Disaster Recovery Plan
- Douglas County All Hazards Debris Management Plan
- Douglas County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)