King County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)The King County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is for use by elected and appointed County officials, and King County government department directors, managers and staff in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. This plan is a product of coordinated planning efforts between the King County Office of Emergency Management, County departments, emergency management representatives from various political jurisdictions, and selected private and nonprofit sector interests. It meets the requirements of WAC 118-30 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) planning guidance for the National Response Framework and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance.
With the recent change to King County Code 2.56, the county's emergency plans and response will include regional coordination. The plan is reviewed and updated at least every four years. Citizen input to the planning process is encouraged.
The King County CEMP is organized in four parts:
A. The Basic Plan outlines the disaster missions and responsibilities of County government. It also incorporates the Direction and Control appendix from the previous King County CEMP in an effort to consolidate and streamline the critical information needed for an incident.
B. The Appendices to the Basic Plan include a variety of topics such as terms and definitions, acronyms and abbreviations, legal authorities, and training requirements.
C. Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) describe the concept of operations and responsibilities for each ESF for King County government agencies.
D. The Incident Annexes are specialized support documents that focus on specific areas of response and/or recovery.
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2010 King County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (2.16 MB; PDF; 271 pages)