Emergency Operations Plan

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The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the foundation for Berkeley’s response to and short-term recovery from emergencies, disasters, incidents, and events.

The EOP is scalable in order to address incidents that develop into emergencies, planned events, and incidents, emergencies, or disasters that occur without warning. The EOP utilizes an all-hazards planning approach, and is flexible enough to use for all natural and manmade emergencies/events to which Berkeley is exposed, including earthquake, Wildland-Urban Interface fire, pandemic, and terrorism.

The EOP outlines the authorities, structures, and responsibilities of the Policy Level, departments, and the Emergency Operations Center. It describes the City’s coordination with County, regional, State, and federal entities, as well as external Berkeley partners.

The scope of this EOP is not tactical, nor does it focus on incident command at the field level. Rather, the EOP addresses overall support and coordination of Berkeley’s response to an emergency/event.

The EOP incorporates and complies with the principles and requirements found in laws, regulations and guidelines of the federal, State of California, County of Alameda, and City of Berkeley government. It is intended to conform to the requirements of the Standardized Emergency Management System, the California State Emergency Plan, and the National Incident Management System, and to be consistent with federal emergency planning concepts such as the National Response Framework.