4. EPP and CO management frameworks

The EPP should be incorporated in the CO’s management framework, including Long Range Strategic Plans, AOPs, and Individual Operating Plans (IOPs). The CO’s long-term strategies should be based on the disaster scenarios and emergency response strategies developed during the EPP process. The EPP should also inform development of the ERT members’ annual plans.

The CO AOP should include the capacity building action items identified through the EPP process, including:


  • Staff development needs, such as formal training sessions, temporary duty assignments (TDY), or experiential learning opportunities (ELO).
  • Organisational capacity building needs, such as development/updating of manuals and procedures to enable quicker transition into emergency response mode.
  • Infrastructure/equipment-related needs, such as purchase of equipment or setting up communication infrastructure.