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Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions

EOP Rural MGT-383
8 Contact Hours


This 8-hour planning and management-level course is designed to provide rural first responders with the knowledge and skills to develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for their local jurisdiction or region. Participants are provided with knowledge on the planning process, the different types of emergency operations plan formats, and the components of each. Participants engage in scenarios that are designed to reinforce the lessons learned and to enable them to determine the best format for their particular jurisdiction and to organize the various planning components into an EOP.

Target Audience

This course is targeted for rural/small/tribal community paid or volunteer emergency planners and managers, local/tribal government officials, local private/public sector representatives in the local and/or county emergency operations centers, and any other individuals involved in emergency planning.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, a student must successfully complete the following prerequisites:

  • Participant must be a U.S. citizen
  • IS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS 200 ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
  • IS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS 701 NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
  • IS 800 National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS 235 Emergency Planning are strongly recommended.

NOTE:  This course is conducted by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium and not normally taught at the CDP.