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state emergency response and recovery plan
The State of Arizona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (SERRP) is designed to complement and coordinate preparedness, emergency response, and recovery activities by integrating with the National Response Framework and county, local, and tribal emergency operations plans and procedures.
The plan consists of four sections: The Basic Plan, Functional Annexes, Support Annexes, and Incident Annexes. The Functional Annexes are organized by Emergency Support Functions as defined by the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the National Response Framework and augmented by additional emergency support functions as defined and incorporated by the Division of Emergency Management.
The Support Annexes provide detailed guidance regarding the Division’s procedures for managing disaster operations and administration. Incident Annexes have been composed to provide policies and delineate responsibilities for response to specific events requiring complex interagency coordination. The State Emergency Response and Recovery Plan can be downloaded from the link below.
Due to the content of certain passages deemed “sensitive” to the continuance of public safety and the safety of first responders, only the SERRP Basic Plan is available through this link. This material may be made available on a need-to-know basis upon formal request.
Emergency Response and Recovery Plan
Basic Plan (pdf)
The December 2003 - Version 0.0 was promulgated by Governor Janet Napolitano and released via Executive Order 2004-05 on February 25, 2004. The primary objective of this release was to include an entire review and update to the SERRP to reflect the concepts of the Governor's Strategic Plan to Protect Arizona from Terrorism released in May 2003.
December 2003 – Revision 1.0 released in September 2005 continues to update the concepts described in the Governors’ Strategic Plan and includes a revised Mass Care Emergency Support Function (ESF), including the addition of guidelines for county, local and tribal jurisdictions in responding to Persons with Special Emergency Needs and Shelter Management; addition of the 2-1-1 Emergency Bulletin System Appendix, the strategic Chempack Project Appendix to the Health and Medical ESF , and necessary verbiage reflecting the State of Arizona’s recognition of the National Response Plan (NRP) and the concepts and principles associated with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The State Emergency Response and Recovery Plan will be revised and distributed as required. A complete review, update and promulgated plan is anticipated every five years.
For additional information on the State Emergency Response and Recovery Plan, please contact us for assistance.