As part of its comprehensive emergency management program, DEM maintains a number of City-wide emergency plans to ensure that the City is ready to respond to a variety of threats and hazards. These plans are consistent with SEMS and NIMS and are coordinated with state and federal plans. To ensure that plans are actionable for use during an emergency, key stakeholders from City agencies and non-governmental groups are engaged in the development and exercise of these plans.
Local Plans and Planning Resources
All-Hazards Strategic Plan (November 2008)
Strategic goals, objectives, and examples of performance indicators to enhance the City’s ability to deter, prevent, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters. The Strategic Plan also identifies lead and support agencies responsible for the execution of these strategies.
Updated Goals (February 2010)
Hazard Mitigation Plan (June 2014)
Describes the City’s natural and human-made hazards, identifies actions we can take to reduce their effects, and establishes a process for implementing the plan. An approved plan makes San Francisco eligible for federal hazard and flood mitigation grant funding before and after a Presidentially-declared disaster. For more information about the Hazard Mitigation Plan, see http://www.sfdem.org/hmp.
Emergency Response Plan (ERP) (December 2009)
All-hazards response and restoration plan describing the coordination, roles and responsibilities of responding agencies and how the City works with state and federal partners during an emergency. Function and hazard-specific annexes to the ERP provide additional operational details for addressing specific functions during a major emergency or disaster.
• Emergency Support Function Annexes to the ERP:
ESF 1 - Transportation Annex
ESF 2 - Communications Annex
ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering Annex
Appendix to ESF 3: Debris Management Plan
Appendix to ESF 3: Post Disaster Safety Assessment Guide
ESF 4 - Firefighting Annex
ESF 5 - Emergency Management Annex
ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing and Human Services Annex
Appendix E to ESF 6: Disability Policy & Resource Manual
ESF 7 - Logistics Annex
ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue Annex
ESF 10 - Oil and Hazardous Materials Response Annex
ESF 11 - Animal Response Annex
ESF 12 - Water and Utilities Annex
ESF 15 - Joint Information System Annex
San Francisco Bay Area Regional Emergency Coordination Plan (RECP) (March 2008)
All-hazards framework defining procedures for regional coordination, collaboration, decision-making and resource sharing among emergency response agencies in the Bay Area. Function-specific San Francisco Bay Area Subsidiary Plans describe the coordination of bay area regional efforts to address specific disciplines and their related operational activities for:
RECP - Care & Shelter
RECP - Communications
RECP - Fire & Rescue
RECP - Hazardous Materials
RECP - Law Enforcement & Coroner/Medical Examiner
RECP - Logistics
RECP - Medical and Health
RECP - Recovery
RECP – Transportation
State & Federal Plans
National Response Framework (July 2013)
Guide for how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies.
State Emergency Plan (June 2009)
Outlines a state-level strategy to support local government efforts during a large-scale emergency. In accordance with the California Emergency Services Act.
California Catastrophic Incident Base Plan (Sept 2008)
Establishes the concept of operations for how state and federal officials will coordinate for all types of catastrophic disasters.
Bay Area Readiness Response Plan (aka Bay Area ConPlan) (Sept 2008)
Describes the joint State and Federal response to an earthquake in the Bay Area, including the deployment of resources and response objectives
Bay Area Regional Catastrophic Earthquake Annexes (August 2011_working DRAFT)
Concept of operations and agency roles and responsibilities for a catastrophic earthquake scenario. They also provide a 60 day time based matrix which establishes chronologic incident specific operational tasks for Mass Transportation and Evacuation, Debris Removal/Management, Mass Care and Shelter, Interim Housing, Mass Fatality, Donations Management, Volunteer Management, Logistics and Restoration of Critical Lifelines.
Sector San Francisco Oil Spill Area Contingency Plan
Describes the joint State, Federal and local response actions to an oil spill or hazardous materials release to the waters of the Bay Area and Delta regions.