As you have hopefully heard by now, in response to being prepared to proactively respond during an unanticipated emergency that requires you to vacate your PSAP, all PSAPs are being asked to submit a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan to ECN. These Plans will be filed with your County 9-1-1 Plan and will not be accessible to anyone other than employees at ECN.
The original date set for these to be in to ECN was March 31st. However, we are extending the date until after the Public Safety Conference in April, since additional training is available on Sunday, April 22. There will be two three-hour sessions that day – one from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon for small PSAPs (four seats or less) and another session from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for PSAPs with over four seats. OEC will be leading the April 22nd training and is using Minnesota as a pilot to create a Technical Assistance course that will be used across the country for similar training.A COOP plan is a written document detailing required procedures should you need to evacuate your PSAP in the event of an emergency. The document establishes policy and guidance to continue essential functions of the PSAP for the duration of the emergency.
Read more information in the COOP Plan bulletin released by ECN.
Click the link below for the COOP Plan Template.