The Local Emergency Planning Team work with the Emergency Management Director to support the emergency management program in providing multi-disciplined, community  wide approach to emergency readiness and include such aspects as capability assessments, planning, site planning, hazard analysis, hazard mitigation, public education, training, exercising and response.

3 Identifiable Ranks

Section Leaders

This individual is responsible for maintaining and managing the critical functional components of the jurisdiction’s emergency plan. Next to the CEO or Emergency Management Director, the section leaders are the highest ranking official with the emergency management system.

Supporting Entities

They are identified to represent agencies and organizations that provide key services to the entire jurisdiction. This entity is usually county government agencies, or one that provides county wide coverage of services. This support is essential to the functional components of the plan and are vital to the local emergency management system.

Participating Entities

These are single jurisdiction, or smaller entities that provide an emergency service covering only a single area or task. They support emergency operations in an important, but limited manner within the emergency management system.

Mission Areas

  • Planning & Operational Coordination
  • Economic Recovery
  • Natural & Cultural Resources
  • Community Resilience
  • Long Term Vulnerability Reduction
  • Risk & Disaster Resilience Assessment
  • Threats & Hazards Identification

This body collectively serves official functions to maintain continuity of the emergency management program including: Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) required under SARA III legislation, the Local Planning Team required under Homeland Security grant procedures, and as the Hazard Mitigation Committee required under the Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000, & Exercise Program Management required under the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program.