ENLA is currently providing monthly Disaster Plan Development Workshops (DPDW) in the LA County Disaster Management Areas. Please check the calendar for upcoming dates or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to host your own. We will be glad to work with you to provide a workshop for your group of agencies, council, or committee as well.
The DPDW is focused on providing time to walk through a short disaster plan template developed for community-based and faith-based organizations. We discuss more detailed templates as well for attendees who are not new to the disaster plan writing process.
Disaster Plan Templates
This is the template that the class fills out together during the workshop:
Alameda CARD Disaster Plan Template
This is a more detailed plan for agencies who have more experience writing a plan:
SF CARD Disaster Plan Template
This is a very detailed, combined Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP):
Planting the Seeds for Recovery – LA County Department of Public Health
The class also utilizes the following resources to work through the template, or to take home for use in preparing their organization, staff and clients:
ready.gov website for business:
“Practice the Plan” checklist/suggestions here:
Practice the Plan page
Materials for individual and family preparedness; use for leadership, staff and clients:
Promote Family & Individual Preparedness page
Create a plan for communicating with staff, clients, vendors, and others during and after a disaster:
Write a Crisis Communication Plan page
ENLA staff plans to adapt this curriculum to the Disaster Resilient Organization Standards developed by the Fritz Institute, in collaboration with California Volunteers, the Office of the Governor, and the State of California in the near future. Stay tuned!