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Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans (CEMP)

This page provides examples of local government comprehensive emergency management plans within Washington State.


A comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP) is a written basic plan with elements which address all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters to which a political subdivision is vulnerable. It specifies the purpose, organization, responsibilities and facilities of agencies and officials of the political subdivision in the mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies and disasters (WAC 118-30-030 (9)).

All political subdivions must maintain a current plan of operation which shall be based on a hazard analysis and as a minimum include a basic document with the elements listed in WAC 118-30-060(1)(8).

Examples of Local Plans


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Last Modified: June 10, 2016