What is the relationship between an Emergency Management Program (EMP) and an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)?
The Emergency Management Program (EMP) implements the mission,
vision, goals and objectives of the organization as related to
Emergency Management. The EMP utilizes organized analysis,
planning, decision making and assignment of available resources
to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from
all-hazards. (Emergency Management Principals and Practices for
Healthcare Systems, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006).
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides the structure and
processes that the organization utilizes to respond to and
initially recover from an event. The EOP is therefore the
response and recovery component of the EMP.