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Plans Library​

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency develops, maintains and continually revises numerous planning documents which are used for managing and guiding wide ranging agency objectives critical to effective and efficient disaster coordination operations. These plans vary in scope and function and cross over very disparate disciplines.

This Plans Library contains the State of Georgia Emergency Operations Plan (GEOP) and associated companion documents, including Annexes, Appendices, and Standard Operating Guides and Procedures. The GEOP is a comprehensive state emergency operations plan developed to ensure mitigation and preparedness, appropriate response and timely recovery from natural and man-made hazards which may affect residents of Georgia. It reflects the State’s focus on the protection of lives and property, with special sensitivity toward local emergency management agencies and the families within their jurisdictions.

Below are some documents that were developed to assist you with reviewing the various planning documents.

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Plan Library Documents

GEMA Plan Library FAQ and Acronyms

GEMA Plan Library Index

GEMA Plan Library Overview​


GEOP - Base Plan (2015)

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes

GEOP Annex DOD (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-1 - Transportation (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-2 - Communications (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-3 - Public Works and Engineering (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-4 - Firefighting (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-5 - Emergency Management (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-6 - Mass Care and Human Services (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-7 - Logistics and Resource Support (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-8 - Public Health and Medical Services (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-9 - Search, Rescue, and Recovery (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-10 - Hazardous Materials (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-12 - Energy (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-13 - Public Safety and Security (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-14 - Long Term Recovery and Mitigation (2015)

GEOP Annex ESF-15 - External Affairs (2015)

Support Annexes

Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) - Public (2012)

Evacuation Support for Catastrophic Event (2008)

Vulnerable Population Coastal Evacuation Transportation Operations Plan (2015)

Field Reporting SOG (2010)

Geographic Area Command Appendix (2013)

Georgia NIMS Incident Qualifications System (2013)

Georgia Type III Incident Management Team Guidelines (2013)

Worker Safety and Health (2007)

Energy Assurance Plan (2013)

ESF 7 - Daily Logistics Conference Call Format (WebEOC Version) (2016).pdf

ESF 7 - POD Commodities Procedures (WebEOC Version) (2016).pdf​

Logistics Management and Resource Support Operations (2013)

LSA - Logistics Staging Area Operations (2013)

Mutual Aid Support Annex (2007)

Comfort Station and Shelter Facility Guide (2015)

Disaster Housing Strategy (2012)

Shelter Plan (2013)

Debris Management Annex (2006)

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) SOG (2014)

GSAR - Canine Team Standards (2013)

GSAR - Georgia Search and Rescue Operations Manual (2010)

GSAR Body Recovery - Canine Team Operational Guidelines (2012)

GSAR Mobilization Manual (2010)

Disaster Volunteer Coordination Manual (2015)

VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Toolbox (2012)

Volunteer and Donations Annex (2012)

Volunteer and Donations Management Template (for Counties)

Hazard/Threat Incident Annexes

Winter Weather Incident Annex (2016).pdf​

Hurricane Plan (2013).pdf​

Critical Workforce Disaster Re-entry Permits (2009)

Outdoor Warning Sirens Guide (2012)

Severe Weather Incident Annex (2016).pdf​

Flood Incident Annex (2016).pdf

Standard Operating Guides

Georgia Hazard Mitigation Plan (2014)

Georgia Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices (2014)

THIRA - Georgia Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (2012)

ESF 7 - County Disaster Logistics SOG (WebEOC Version) (2016).pdf

Weather Advisory Group SOG (2017).pdf​

Informational Documents

Agency Overview and Reference Manual (2010)

Earthquake Awareness Guide (2011)

Earthquake Preparedness Tips and Strategies

Functional and Access Needs Support Services Toolkit 2014.pdf​

Mass Fatality Template (for local jurisdictions) (2012)

Support Agency Plans

Georgia Continuity of Government - COG (2012)

Georgia Disaster Management Handbook (2007)