2023 Emergency Operations Plan [EOP]

An emergency operations plan, or EOP, is a document that describes how people, property, and the environment will be protected during an emergency. The EOP details who is responsible for carrying out specific actions, establishes lines of authority and organizational relationships and outlines how actions will be coordinated. The EOP provides guidance for all-types of hazards which may impact the City throughout the year. The EOP guides personnel in performance of their duties before, during, and through initial emergency recovery. In 2023, the City of Oakland updated its Emergency Operations Plan.

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Multiple opportunities to provide input and feedback to the 2023 update were provided from April – June and July – August 2021 and again January – March 2023. The primary changes that were incorporated into the EOP include:

  • EOC activation levels were updated to be consistent with national standards,
  • Roles and responsibilities were updated based on changes in City organizational structure,
  • The hazard profiles were updated based on the 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP),
  • The EOP underwent a Race and Equity Impact Analysis with community input to ensure equitable response procedures.
  • The EOC structure was updated to be consistent with California standard roles.
  • All Emergency Support Function annexes were vetted with stakeholders to update the tasks in different phases of responses.
  • The hazard specific annexes were updated with data from the LHMP.
  • The policy group membership and role was further defined.

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