High-Quality Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Toolkit

2.6 Plan Implementation and Maintenance

Evaluating the effectiveness of plans involves a combination of training events, exercises, and real-world incidents to determine whether the goals, objectives, decisions, actions, and timing outlined in the plan led to a successful response. Plan maintenance is critical to the continued utility of the plans the district has developed. The success of an EOP can be impacted due to old information, ineffective procedures, and incorrect role assignments.

The planning team should establish a recurring process for reviewing and revising the EOP. The plan should be reviewed annually and updated according to district policy, after an exercise, or disaster and include lessons learned and best practices.