Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security is conducting the final review of the first comprehensive revision of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP) since 2005. In the past few months, over 250 participants from over 150 organizations participated from various disciplines and professions representing non-profit, private, and public sectors, and included an increased emphasis on the involvement of engaged citizens. In 2010, there was an opportunity for citizens to participate in the review and update process through public meetings held to allow citizens to contribute to the planning process in an open forum. In this final review process we would like to continue the public involvement by hosting three webinars that are open to community and public representatives.
“Johnson County believes effective emergency response planning must be linked to the risks and needs of the community it serves,” said Dan Robeson, Assistant Director of Planning for Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, “That is why we consider citizen involvement vital to the successful revision of this plan.”
The County Emergency Operations Plan is the primary document establishing how Johnson County will coordinate disaster response activities. It establishes the County’s overall approach to emergency and disaster management and defines the policies and roles and responsibilities required to meet the needs generated by a disaster in Johnson County
These three short webinars are to provide a brief overview of the plan, the recent update process, and to identify next steps with the plan. The webinars will be held at the following dates/times:
Monday, March 7th, 2011 2:00pm-2:30pm Click here to register for Monday's Webinar
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 3:00pm-3:30pm Click here to register for Wednesday's Webinar
Friday, March 11th, 2011 9:00am-9:30am Click here to register for Friday's Webinar
In addition the CEOP is available for review on our website at http://www.jocoem.org/planning/ceop.shtml