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The Bingham County Emergency Operations plan (EOP) is a set of guidelines and
procedures to assist in the emergency response effort. It is to be used by those
responsible for the safety and security of the citizens of Bingham County. The plan
supersedes the Bingham County Emergency Operations plan dated March 2002. It
parallels the National Response Plan (NRP) and incorporates guidance from the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as leassons learned from
disasters and emergencies that have threatened Bingham County. The plan is in
compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which is the
Federal Governments system of ensuring a uniform method of typing resources and
integrating multiple agencies, jurisdictions, and disciplines into a coordinated response
and relief effort.
Major emergencies and disaster incidents are unique events that present the community
and emergency personnel with extraordinary problems and challenges that cannot be adequately addresed within the routine operations of government. Since disasters differ
in important ways, and it is impssible to plan for every contingency, highly detailed
operational procedures are avoided in the plan in favor of a streamlined all hazards preparedness approach.
All agencies and departments are responsible for developing and maintaining current
internal plans and procedures for carrying out the assigned emergency functions
described in the EOP. The coordination of thes plans and procedures with the EOP is an ongoing process through regular training and exercises. Implementation of the EOP will require extrensive cooperation, collaboration, and training. I ask for your continued cooperation and assistance as we implement our updated EOP. I thank you and look
forward to working with you in continuing to improve our ability to protect our citizens.
-Scott Reese- Emergency Management Director