County Emergency Plans

  1. CEMP
  2. Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)

n Washington State, emergency management offices have numerous emergency plans. Our two most overarching plans, are the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

A comprehensive emergency management plan is a basic plan with elements which address all natural and man-made disasters to which a political subdivision is vulnerable. The comprehensive emergency management plan specifies the purpose, organization, core capabilities, and responsibilities of the various agencies involved in disaster response and recovery. These responsibilities are broken down into what is referred to as ESFs (Emergency Support Functions).

Emergency response and coordination is strongly dependent on a common understanding of roles and responsibilities, as well as pre-established relationships. The revision/update is an on-going process that provides an opportunity to engage with each other,

1) to gain a better understanding of what to expect from one another, and

2) to build improved working relationships with those who you may engage closely with during an incident.

Regardless of jurisdiction or organization, this process is a time to revisit expectations and legal responsibilities. If you are a city or town representative participating, this is a time to improve your understanding of how the county anticipates response to improve your own plans, as well as gain awareness of resource gaps needed to fill in your own jurisdiction.

The Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division (WEMD) Director Robert Ezelle congratulated Yakima County and Yakima Valley Emergency Management ’on this significant endeavor’ of the CEMP Revision in a letter dated September 18, 2019.

Executive Summary
Updated Oct 2019
County-Wide Basic Plan
Updated Mar 2020
CEMP & NIMS Resolution Adoptions
Updated Dec 2019
ESF Core Capabilities Responsibility Matrix 
Updated Oct 2019
Core Capabilities Development Sheets (FEMA) 
Updated Mar 2020
ESF #01 Transportation
Updated Oct 2019
ESF #02
Communications, Info Systems & Warnings

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #03
Public Works

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #04

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #05
Emergency Management

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #06
Mass Care

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #07
Logistics/Resources Support

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #08
Public Health & Medical Services

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #09
Search & Rescue

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #10
Oil & Hazardous Materials

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #11 Agriculture & Natural Resources
Updated Mar 2020
ESF #12

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #13
Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Security

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #14
Long-Term Recovery

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #15
Public Affairs

Updated Oct 2019
ESF #20
Defense Support to Civil Authorities

Updated Oct 2019
City of Yakima CEMP
Basic Plan

Updated Oct 2019
WA Emergency Management Division (WEMD) Tiered CEMP Review Recommendations/Comments Dated Sep 2019
Yakima County Risk Assessment - 2014

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