Planning Section

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Planning program is part of the overall DEM Preparedness Program, which includes the DEM Training and Exercise programs.

The Planning program develops statewide and regional all-hazards plans to support local and tribal jurisdiction emergency and disaster response, including the State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (SCEMP) and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Operating Guides. The DEM Planning program also provides “Whole Community” planning expertise to city, county, tribal and state agency emergency management programs that are required to develop all hazards emergency operations plans. 

DEM Planners provide technical assistance in the development of jurisdiction and agency Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans. COOP plans are used to ensure businesses and local governments are able to provide essential services and functions when the entity is directly impacted by an emergency or disaster. The Planning program accepts and maintains emergency plans that are developed from resort casinos, public and private schools and utilities in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes. A critical function of the DEM Planning Section is support to the State Emergency Operations Center during activation due to a state emergency. The Planning Section falls under the SEOC’s incident command structure and maintains the state’s common operating picture, tracks resources, determines statewide resource needs, and develops the state’s Incident Action Plan for the event.