Washington State Emergency Management Division

G0235 Emergency Planning

Monday, May 10, 2021 to Friday, May 14, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Planning


This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. It will develop the capability for effective participation in the all-hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives, protect property and the environment threatened by disaster.


For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how recent disasters have changed the way governments at all levels should plan.
  • Explain how the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 helps state, local, and tribal governments determine and structure their planning requirements.
  • Relate emergency planning to National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance and integration.
  • Associate planning principles and concepts to the overall planning process.
  • Identify how the steps in the planning process can improve both deliberate and crisis action planning.
  • Implement the planning process model for future planning efforts.
  • Determine which Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) format is best suited to their jurisdictions.


No prerequisites required.

Target Audience

This course is designed for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system.


Virtual - EMD

Course Manager

Washington EMD Training Team,

Training Program Coordinator | Damaris Deschner, 253-208-7306

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process and at with as much notice as possible, preferably at least four weeks before the meeting date. Accommodations may include:
Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)
CART– Real-time captioning
Other Language needs - please indicate
If you have any questions, please contact, the course contact listed on this page.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and tribal residents.

The registration period has closed for this event.