Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation

The State Office of Risk Management provides Continuity of Operations (COOP) guidelines (in accordance with FEMA standards) for Texas state agencies, and also suggests that families develop an emergency preparedness plan for the home. A well-developed emergency plan can relieve

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Texas COOP

Texas Continuity of Operations Texas Continuity Policy. Download Texas State Agency Continuity Planning Policy Guidance Letter (PDF) Texas Essential Functions. The Texas Essential Functions represent the overarching responsibilities of State Government to lead and sustain the State. They are the

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FEMA Plans, Exercises, and Evaluation Templates

FEMA Plans Templates The Texas Office of Homeland Security recommends the use of FEMA planning templates in development of agency and local government jurisdiction continuity plans. Pandemic Influenza Continuity Annex Template Instructions (WORD) FEMA Devolution of Operations Planning Template (WORD)

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COOP Training and Additional Resources

The Texas Office of Homeland Security recommends that each state agency’s Continuity Coordinator be trained in continuity planning and certified by a recognized organization such as FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute or Disaster Recovery Institute International. FEMA Continuity Practitioner Level I

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Continuity of Operations Planning

The State of Texas must be prepared to ensure the continuing performance of critical government functions under all conditions, including emergencies that disrupt normal operations. This capability depends on effective continuity planning that identifies critical functions; identifies the personnel, facilities,

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