Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses Eaton County's planned response to extraordinary disaster situations associated with natural, technological, and human-caused hazards. It is the principal guide for ensuring the protection of health, safety, and property of the public and aiding in short-term recovery operations for the jurisdictions and participating agencies that lie within. It is intended to facilitate multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional coordination, particularly among local, state, and federal agencies in emergency management, and establish a framework for an effective system of comprehensive emergency management.
In order to execute the EOP effectively and mobilize available resources, all implementing personnel must have knowledge of the procedures set forth in this plan and be trained in its use. Agencies and organizations having roles and responsibilities established by the plan are expected to develop Standard Operating Guidelines and Procedures based on the provisions of the plan.
The EOP was developed using generally accepted emergency management principles and practices. Incorporated are planning elements derived from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division planning documents. Modifications to this plan may be made under the direction of the Eaton County Emergency Manager. Adoption occurs following an established maintenance schedule; however, the plan may be modified in the interim without prior approval and formal adoption.
The EOP is a statement of policy regarding emergency management and assigns tasks and responsibilities to individuals, families, businesses, county, city, and village officials, emergency and disaster response organizations, elected officials, non-governmental and private organizations, and more. It is developed pursuant to the Emergency Management Act, Act 390 of 1976, as amended, and conforms to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and all applicable Homeland Security Presidential Directives. It is promulgated by the Chairperson of the Eaton County Board of Commissioners.