Emergency Pre-Planning

County Office of Emergency Services coordinates the development and ongoing use of several emergency management preplans, including:

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

This multi-hazard functional plan outlines the functions, responsibilities, and regional risk assessments of Calaveras County for large scale emergencies (i.e. wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, flooding, dam failure, light airplane crashes, etc.). This Plan sets forth an operating strategy for managing these incidents.  The EOP addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with natural disasters, technological incidents, and national security emergencies in or affecting the County of Calaveras. The plan establishes a flexible, all hazards, emergency management organization required to facilitate the response to, and provide for short term recovery activities related to any significant emergency or disaster affecting Calaveras County. The plan further identifies the policies, responsibilities and procedures required to protect the health and safety of Calaveras County communities, public and private property and the environmental effects of natural and technological emergencies and disasters. It establishes the operational concepts and procedures associated with Initial Response Operations (field response) to emergencies, the Extended Response Operations (County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities) and the recovery process.

Area Plan

The Area Plan, a.k.a. the Calaveras County Operational Area Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan, establishes the policies, responsibilities, and procedures required to protect the health and safety of Calaveras County’s populace, the environment, and public and private property from the effects of hazardous materials incidents.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

Is a county guide to hazard mitigation planning to better protect the people and property of Calaveras County from the effects of hazardous events.  This plan demonstrates the communities’ commitment to reducing risks from hazards and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigation activities and resources.


The Calaveras County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) Plan provides authority for the participation of amateur radio operators providing essential communications during periods of natural, state or local emergency.  RACES operations are in accordance with FCC rules and regulations.

Mass Fatality Plan

The Calaveras County Mass Fatality Plan establishes the policies, responsibilities, and procedures required to serve the needs of Calaveras County populace during incidents that result in significant loss of life.  This plan establishes the emergency response organization for mass fatality incidents occurring within Calaveras County.  This plan also establishes the operational concepts and procedures.

Terrorism Plan

The Calaveras County Terrorism Plan establishes a concept of operations for Calaveras County consequence management of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) or terrorist incident.  This plan provides the basic field ICS and Emergency Operations Center SEMS (standardized emergency management system) guidance for actions to take for terrorist situations analysis, initial response, extended response, recover, and mitigation (awareness and prevention).  This plan provides direction on how to integrate with federal agencies during crisis management.

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