13. An important feature of Emergency Operation Plans is that they ________________________________. A. provide a uniform response to all hazards that a community may face. B. are specifically tailored to recovery and contingency plans. C. are available electronically and may be updated throughout the incident. D. may be used in place of the National Incident Management System.
Answer: Option A. provide a uniform response to all hazards that a community may face.
An Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is an all-hazard plan document which outlines how a facility will respond to an emergency. It is activated on an as-needed basis and includes guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely manner.
Emergency operations plans are used by different groups such as hospitals, states, and universities. It is used to ensure a coordinated and effective response to natural, technological, or man-made disasters that may occur in a community. The plan is developed to correspond to the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.