Regional Disaster Plan for public and private organizations in King County
Since 1998 the Regional Disaster Planning Group (RDPG) has been collaboratively working on developing the basic plan and support documents that make up the Regional Disaster Plan (RDP) for public and private organizations in King County, Washington. The RDPTF has been meeting regularly and includes disciplinary representatives from: cities, fire service, law enforcement, hospitals, public health, water and sewer, schools, businesses, tribes, nonprofits, associations, etc. The Regional Disaster Plan is a unique "mutual aid agreement" that establishes the framework to allow public, private and nonprofit organizations an avenue to efficiently assist one another during a disaster through:
- a plan that addresses organizational responsibilities;
- an agreement that addresses legal and financial concerns; and
- support documents that address specific operational elements of any disaster (transportation, health and medical services, public information, communications, etc.)
History and background information
In January 2002, the first dissemination package of the Regional Disaster Plan was sent out to approximately 500 elected officials and directors with public, private and nonprofit organizations in King County. They were invited to adopt and sign on to the Regional Disaster Plan for Public and Private Organizations in King County, Washington for cross-disciplinary sharing of resources during disasters in the King County region. This web page was created to facilitate information sharing and easier distribution of the Regional Disaster Plan.
The RDP is a growing document with new chapters (emergency support functions or appendices) released each year. To date, there are over 140 signatories to the Regional Disaster Plan, with the commitment to help one another when disaster hits our region.
Current Listing of Regional Disaster Plan Signatories (37 KB; PDF) (updated 03/25/08)
Overview of the plan purpose, process, and benefits (820 KB PowerPoint) (updated 05/07/07)
In 2006 and 2007, the Regional Disaster Planning Task Force revised and updated the Regional Disaster Plan to align with the National Response Plan, resulting in the following overall changes for all sections of the plan:
- Changed the format, organized some sections differently to reflect changes from the National Response Plan.
- Included Indian tribal references in the document.
- Added language for the National Incident Management System.
- Corrected grammar and spelling errors.
- Changed the name for the King County EOC to King County ECC and made these changes and references to the King County ECC consistent throughout the document.
See the following document for specific changes and review process for each updated or new section:
2006-2007 Specific RDP Changes and Review Process (Updated 5/3/07)
(document will be updated as additional sections of the Regional Disaster Plan are revised and completed)
Basic Plan (10/12/06) (PDF - 15 pages)
Omnibus Legal and Financial Agreement (3/31/04) (PDF - 13 pages)
Appendix 1: Direction and Coordination (8/2/07) (PDF - 10 pages)
Appendix 6 - Training and Exercises (3/31/04) (PDF - 5 pages)
Emergency Support Function 1 - Transportation (2/8/07) (PDF - 9 pages)
Emergency Support Function 2 - Telecommunications and Warning (3/31/04) (212 KB PDF - 27 pages)
Emergency Support Function 6 - Mass Care (5/3/07) (PDF - 9 pages)
Emergency Support Function 7 - Resource Management (3/31/04) (PDF - 8 pages)
Emergency Support Function 8 - Health and Medical Services (12/14/06) (PDF - 17 pages)
Emergency Support Function 15 - External Affairs - Public Information (4/5/07) (Replaces Appendix 2 - Public Information) (PDF - 10 pages)
Terrorism Incident Annex (12/15/03) (90 KB PDF - 24 pages)
Non-Medical Pandemic Influenza Incident Annex (10/12/06) (PDF - 6 pages)
If you would like to join as a new partner, please have your agency, organization, or tribal signatory authority sign and return the "Signatory Documentation Sheet." For organizational adoption of the RDP, sign and mail one (1) originally signed sheet back to: King County of Office of Emergency Management, 3511 NE 2nd Street, Renton, WA 98056.
Regional Disaster Plan Signatory Documentation Sheet (79 KB PDF - 2 pages - Updated Aug 2011)
Meeting Schedule for the Regional Disaster Planning Group (RDPG)
The RDPTF meets every other month (six times per year), with subcommittee activity meetings occurring more frequently. The Group Chair is Luke Meyers. All current signatories and potential signatory partners from public, private and nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend these working meetings which are held at the RCECC, 3511 NE 2nd Street; Renton, WA 98056.
2013 Meeting Schedule
- February 7, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- April 4, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- June 6, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- August 1, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- October 3, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- December 5, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Regional Disaster Plan Reference Documents
FAQ Sheet - Frequently Asked Questions (17 KB PDF - 2 pages)
Brief Regional Planning Overview Sheet (12 KB PDF - 1 page)
Executive Summary (76 KB PDF - 1 page - updated Dec 2011)
Emergency Coordination Zone Map (561 KB PDF - 5 pages)
May 24, 2001 - Elected Officials Forum Materials
Washington State Management Presentation (1238 KB PDF - 8 pages)
Elected Officials Emergency Management Roles - RCW 38.52 Supportive Handouts (34 KB PDF - 9 pages)
"Keeping Hazards From Becoming Disasters: A Mitigation Workbook for Local Governments" (204 KB PDF - 48 pages)