The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has created several toolkits to
help local and tribal emergency managers with developing continuity of
operations plans and communicating hazard-specific disaster event information.
Continuity of Operations Plan Toolkit
An important aspect of emergency management is the ability to continue
government operations when impacted by an emergency or disaster. To help
agencies develop continuity of operations (COOP) plans, Oregon has a contract to provide (at no cost to eligible organizations) a consistent software toolkit for COOP planning.
The primary reference for COOP planning for state, local, and tribal
emergency management programs are the Continuity Guidance Circulars
produced by FEMA. While some disciplines prefer the terms ‘disaster recovery,’ or ‘business continuity planning,’ those terms will be considered here as synonymous with COOP planning.
In addition to the COOP software toolkit, the state of Oregon also has
in Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) a pricing agreement for
additional services such as training, exercises, and planning assistance.
Unlike use of the software toolkit, use of these services would incur
additional costs to the organization. Additional information about the price
agreement can be found under contract number 5776 in ORPIN