Washington State Emergency Management Division

G0235 Emergency Planning

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020

8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Daily

Course Description

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.



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.


Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center

3888 Sound Way
Bellingham, WA 98226

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Course Manager
Lynn Sterbenz
(360) 303-6127



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