Development of these plans utilized periodic detailed meetings with county emergency managers, providing scientific and technical information assistance and scenario development for each type of disaster; providing hazard and risk analysis, and conducting multiple workshops with all county agencies. 
 
Although each county's EOP has a similar appearance, information has been tailored to each county government departmental structure, legal charters, and to each department's existing capabilities and organizational charts, as well as their staffing capacities.  Nevertheless, management coordination with State Civil Defense and the National Incident Management System has been maintained.

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Comprehensive updates and enhancements of the Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), which included a new Terrorism Incident Response Plan for managing the consequences of terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. The Basic Plans establish the roles, responsibilities, and the disaster response organizational structure of each County.  The new EOPs also integrate the new National Response Plan (NRP) and National Incident Management System (NIMS), Homeland Security Advisory System, as well as other requirements and response organizations of the Department of Homeland Security.

More detailed information on each department's role is found in the Functional Annexes, along with checklists for departmental tasks spanning preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.  Means of ensuring Continuity of Government and Continuity of Government Operations, and Emergency Public Information protocol were addressed, with guidance for disaster assistance for persons with special needs included.  A mass fatality response plan was developed.