This 8-hour management/planning course is designed to help officials and emergency responders from rural communities in the development of continuity plans that will ensure the continuity of essential government functions across a spectrum of emergencies.
History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances. These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face increasingly frequent threats.
In this course of four modules, participants will:
- Identify the concepts of NIMS, the Emergency Management cycle, EMAP, and PS-Prep and recognize the applicability of this course to the functions of their organization.
- Develop and implement a viable succession plan with delegations of authority for a rural jurisdiction.
- Construct a tiered, continuity communication program
consisting of the appropriate supporting systems for a local
- Identify and establish an all-hazards alternate facility for their local jurisdiction.
- Construct and initiate continuity response and recovery plans for their jurisdictions.
Upon completion of this instructor-led course, participants will have the basic tools to develop continuity of government plans for rural communities with special focus on succession planning, delegation of authority, redundant communications, and alternate facilities.
- Distinguish the difference between Continuity of Government (COG) and Continuity of Operations (COOP).
- Explain the purpose of each NIMS component: Preparedness, Communications
and Information Management, Resource Management, Command and Management, and Ongoing Management and maintenance.
- Describe the National Preparedness Goal Mission Areas.
- Relate the preparedness objectives of EMAP and PS-Prep to emphasize the partnership between DHS and the private sector.
- List the goals of a viable emergency succession plan for a rural community.
- Restate the basic recommendations of a succession plan.
- Evaluate and prepare orders of succession.
- Describe the goals of delegations of authority.
- List the common characteristics for delegations of authority.
- Establish the need for an all-hazards alternate facility in a rural jurisdiction.
- Identify alternate site requirements based on local jurisdictional needs.
- Compare alternate site facility types, and select appropriate all-hazard options for their local jurisdictions.
- Negotiate an all-hazard alternate site use agreement with a private sector organization or another jurisdiction.
- State the case for a continuity communication program and
supporting systems for a local jurisdiction.
- Identify all necessary local communication partners to involve in the planning, implementation, and testing.
- Recognize the key components of a viable redundant communication program.
- Appraise the components and related considerations of a tiered, redundant, communications model.
- Use an implementation plan to compare available technology, select appropriate systems, and adapt them to a local jurisdiction.
- Develop a basic comprehensive response plan with special
emphasis on employing lines of succession, activating redundant communication solutions, and moving to alternate sites for a local jurisdiction.
- Develop a base comprehensive recovery plan with special
emphasis on restoring normal organizational structure, re-establishing regular communications, and relocating to permanent facilities from an alternate site for a local jurisdiction.
Register at Preparing New Mexico: MGT-416 Continuity of Government Operations Planning for Rural Communities April 17, 2018 Las Vegas