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									    Missoula County
Emergency Operation Plan
“Five years worth of food, water and
 ammunition in the basement, and
   what do we get? Subterranean

    --from the movie Tremors.
  Political subdivisions in Montana are
required by 10-3-401 M.C.A. to have an
      Emergency Operations Plan.

A mutual aid agreement of long standing
makes our Emergency Operations Plan,
known previously as the Disaster Plan, a
joint City/County effort.
      Disaster Planning Committee

   Missoula Police Department
   Missoula County Sheriff’s Office
   Missoula City Fire Department
   Missoula Rural Fire District
   Missoula County Public Works
   City of Missoula Public Works
   City Attorney
   County Attorney
   Health Department
 An Emergency Operations Plan exists
        in two general parts.
1.    The Basic Plan.
     a. Legal authorities and responsibilities.
     b. Organizational structure and relationships as
         they exist:
        i. among public agencies;
        ii. between public agencies and private
             sector organizations pursuant to state or
             federal statute or regulation, and;
        iii. potentially by execution of a formal
             agreement between such agencies, the
             City of Missoula and Missoula County.
c.   National Incident Management System
     compliance and other state or federal
d. Amendment and review process.
e. Establishes annexes to the Basic Plan.
     i. Subject matter and title of each annex.
     ii. Organizational responsibility for
         developing each annex and keeping it
     iii. Review and amendment process.
f.   A current hazard and risk assessment for
     Missoula County.
g. Formal adoption and amendment by Missoula
   County, the City of Missoula, and other
   agencies to be decided.
2. The Annexes & Appendices.
  a. Particular response issues in a variety
     of areas.
  b. Developed by primary user agency or
     agencies to a level of detail that meets
     their needs, but NOT to the level of
     standard operating procedures or
     other operational matters that can
     change very quickly and for
     unexpected reasons.
  c. Do not need approval by the governing
     bodies to amend.
This project is paid for by $41,000 in federal
funds administered by the state through the
 Disaster and Emergency Services Division.
Requirements for Emergency Operations
            Plan content.

 1.   The requirements of 10-3-401 M.C.A. are minimal.
      a. the emergency responsibilities of all local agencies,
         if any, and officials;
      b. the disaster and emergency chain of command;
      c. local evacuation authority and responsibility; and
      d. local authority and responsibility for control of
         ingress and egress to and from an emergency or
         disaster area.
2. Some currently existing Annexes are required
   by other state or federal government
  a. Hazardous Materials.
  b. Terrorism.
  c. Evacuation (known as Population
     Protection in the current plan).
  d. Joint Information Center
Requirements for Emergency Operations
            Plan content.
3.    Required by the grant used to fund the project.
     a. Continuity of Operations and Continuity of
        Government Annex.
     b. Mass Fatality and Mass Casualty Annex.
        (These topics are currently addressed, but
        not as free-standing Annexes.)
     c. Special Needs Annex, which “provides
        guidance for identifying, supporting, and
        monitoring individuals within a jurisdiction
        who may need extra assistance because of
        age, medical or cognitive conditions, financial
        capability, and/or no visible means of
        support during times of emergencies and
d. Functional Annexes. Exact functions are not
   spelled out, but Damage Assessment and
   Communications are noted examples. There
   is also strong local interest in establishing a
   fully developed health and medical annex.
e. Hazard-Specific Appendices. These address
   specific hazards identified in Missoula County
   during our planning process. These may be
   as short or long as required, depending on
   situation. A Hazard-Specific Appendix should
   not duplicate a topic already addressed by an
f.   Note that our current Disaster Plan deals with
     a number of specific topics that ought to be
     segregated in a functional annex or hazard
     specific appendix.
4.   The Plan must follow one of the formats found
     in the FEMA Comprehensive Guide CPG-101,
     online at

The grant requires that all annexes and
appendices include input from citizen,
volunteer and non-governmental entities.

A website will be dedicated to reviewing
documents and soliciting comment.
Our funding expires in March, 2011. Due to
 the length of our timeline, our work on the
   annexes and appendices may not be as
 extensive as we would like. The things that
 we MUST accomplish are those which meet
the grant requirements and give us the tools
              to move forward.
   All of the elements outlined above for the Basic

   A method for agencies to go forward with
    ongoing Annex and Appendix planning that will
    meet their needs now and in the future.

   Missoula County’s Emergency Operations Plan
    needs to exist in an electronic version that can
    be effectively used and amended.
We’ve hired MTG Management Consultants
of Seattle to manage our planning process.
But it’s up to us to give them the guidance
and participation they need to do that work.

The County’s current Disaster Plan can be
found online at

      Initial Role of the Disaster
        Planning Committee
•   Establish Planning Calendar
•   Set long range scope of EOP and planning
•   Select EOP format from FEMA approved
•   Make provisions to include other organizations in
    the planning process.
•   Serves as long term core planning group.
The official kickoff for this project will be at
  the next regularly scheduled LEPC/DPC
 meeting, which is Tuesday, January 12,
         2010, at 1:30 p.m. at the
              Hilton Garden Inn.

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