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File #: RES 2019-055    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: Resolution Adopting the 2019 Town of Castle Rock Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Exhibit 1: 2019 Emergency Operations Plan, 3. Attachment B: Presentation

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council


From:                     Norris W. Croom III, Fire Chief



Resolution Adopting the 2019 Town of Castle Rock Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)




Executive Summary

The Town of Castle Rock Emergency Operations Plan (EOP or Plan) provides an overview of how the Town of Castle Rock and Douglas County public safety partners collaborate, plan and prepare for a hazardous incident that threatens lives, property, and natural resources. The EOP describes the policies, planning assumptions, concept of operations, and responsibilities when a disaster or emergency challenges local government’s ability to respond or maintain existing levels of service. The EOP is a document that will evolve as it is tested during exercises, planned events and emergency incidents.



The purpose of the Plan is to provide a consistent, familiar framework for response by the Town of Castle Rock to disasters and other incidents that overwhelm normal operational resources. The Plan uses the principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation and aligns with the National Response Framework (NRF) at the Federal level, with the State of Colorado’s Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), and Douglas County’s Emergency Operations Plan (DCEOP). This provides a consistency in response and recovery for all levels of government to easily assimilate and work collaboratively for the benefit of the citizens it serves.


The EOP consists of the Basic Plan, Appendices, incident-specific Annexes, and Attachments. The Basic Plan includes the purpose, scope, situations, assumptions, and concept of operations. It also includes a description of the organization and assignment of responsibilities, with direction, control, and coordination elements. It describes how communications, administration, finance, and logistics work within the Plan.


The Appendices include Authorities, Policies and References, Acronyms and Key Terms, Emergency Support Function Overview, and a Summary of Major ICS Positions.


The Attachments include pertinent emergency-disaster resolutions, Intergovernmental Agreements, Finance Policy, Delegation of Authority, Sample Verbiage for State of Emergency & Local Disaster Declaration, and maps the Town of Castle Rock, the Castle Rock Fire Protection District, and Douglas County.


The Incident-specific Annexes describe considerations and responses for possible hazards including:  Animal Response, Mass Fatality, Public Health Emergencies, Hazardous Materials, and Wildland Fire.


Incidents can quickly escalate into disasters requiring resources that are not usually available within individual agencies and standard Mutual Aid Agreements. The EOP is always activated and in use in one sense or another, but escalation due to a large-scale event may occur at any time and can be accommodated due to the flexible nature of the Plan.


Budget Impact

There are no direct budget impact due the adoption of the 2019 Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).


Staff Recommendation

Staff recommends approving the motion and adopting the Emergency Operations Plan.


Proposed Motion

“I move to approve a Resolution Adopting the 2019 Town of Castle Rock Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).”



Attachment A: Resolution

Attachment B: Presentation

Exhibit 1:                      2019 Town of Castle Rock Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)