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Emergency Operations Plan
To respond effectively to any emergency of a size or complexity beyond routine responsibilities, it is critical that all City of Lynchburg employees, public officials, departments, agencies, non-governmental emergency organizations and the public understand their roles and responsibilities. These non-routine responsibilities begin as the incident is recognized and response ensues, and become particularly important as command organizes beyond the initial reactive phase of “first-due” responders.
The foundation for this coordinated response is established through the City of Lynchburg Comprehensive Emergency Management Program and its component Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The EOP identifies the departments and agencies that are responsible for providing command and coordination capabilities for large-scale or unusual events and describes how the multiple command and response components are organized and managed. It provides the framework to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster.