The Cabarrus County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses multiple hazards that could threaten our County and its citizens and supersedes all previous versions. The EOP uses a functional format and employs the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a nationwide standardized approach to incident management and response. NIMS establishes a uniform set of processes and procedures that emergency responders will use to conduct response operations.
This EOP establishes a framework of policy and guidance for County disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation operations. The EOP consists of the basic plan and 18 functional annexes. These annexes define responsibilities and actions of County government personnel during emergency situations. The definition of the missions of each response agency reduces confusion and conflict during emergency operations and significantly decreases vulnerability of the public and their property to hazards that develop in emergency situations. This EOP (and annexes) consider planning and response activities related to children, those with functional needs, household pets, and service animals.
This EOP meets the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security state and local planning guidance, and the legal responsibilities identified in NC General Statutes, Chapter 166-A. This EOP provides all the necessary elements to ensure that Cabarrus County can fulfill its legal responsibilities for emergency preparedness.
Those parts of the plan that deal with the preparations for and response to terrorism are for official use only and will not be made available to the public. Copies of the plan may be obtained from the Emergency Management Department at the fee charged by Cabarrus County for copies of public documents.