The Planning Section develops preparedness, protection, mitigation, response and recovery plans and provides planning guidance to local and tribal governments, based on federal and state grant guidance and applicable laws.

Local, Tribal and State Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) establish direction for a systematic, coordinated approach to preparedness for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters occurrring within the state. The EOPs describe the policies and procedures for coordinating support and are designed to be consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

State level planners provide technical support to 53 counties, four tribal nations and two cities. Additionally, they collaborate with more than 50 state agencies to revise the State EOP. The plan incidents a number of Mission Area Operations Plans (MAOPs) including; response, recovery, and mitigation. In addition to NIMS, the plan takes into account standards of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), the Department of Homeland Security's Core Capabilities and other mandates, as applicable.


Planning Chief
Fraine Barracks Lane - Building 35
PO Box 5511
Bismarck, ND 58504
T: 701.328.8100