This Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is an all-hazard, all-scale plan that provides the framework for Coos County to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergencies or disasters. The Coos County Emergency Management Program is administered and coordinated by the Coos County Emergency Management office (part of the county Sheriff’s Office) under the authority of the Oregon Revised Statutes and the county Board of Commissioners. This plan is based on and compatible with the emergency management plans and policies of the National Response Framework, National Contingency Plan, and State of Oregon Emergency Management Plan.
Response to emergency or disaster conditions in order to maximize the safety of the public and minimize property damage is a primary responsibility of government. This EOP describes how various agencies and organizations in the county will coordinate emergency resources and activities with other local, state, tribal, federal, and private-sector partners in an organized and effective manner. To aid in accomplishing this goal, Coos County has adopted the principles of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Response Framework, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Incident Command System (ICS).
While the Coos County Emergency Management office is primarily responsible for the county’s EOP, this plan was developed with the assistance of county department heads, individuals, and other agencies and organizations partner to emergency response in the county. The County’s approach to emergency planning is that it is a continuous process. As such, the county Emergency Management office and staff will continuously coordinate emergency management needs with its emergency response partners. Emergency response personnel and essential support staff in Coos County must be familiar with this plan and the supporting annexes, procedures, and documents.