Regional Coordination Framework for Disasters and Planned Events for Public and Private Organizations in King County

The Regional Coordination Framework for Disasters and Planned Events AGREEMENT  facilitates a systematic, coordinated, and effective response to multi-agency or multi-jurisdictional disasters or planned events that occur within the geographic boundaries of King County, Washington. It provides a framework whereby cooperative relationships can be formed among public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations in order to accomplish this common goal. Through the implementation of this framework, the resources and capabilities of the public, private, tribal and non-profit sectors can be more efficiently utilized to minimize the loss of life and property and to protect the environmental and economic health within King County.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

King County Hazard Mitigation Plan     
City of Shoreline Hazard Mitigation Annex 

King County Office of Emergency Management (KCOEM) has completed their updating of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (RHMP) in partnership with cities and special purpose districts throughout the county. Federal rules require this plan be updated every five years. The City of Shoreline has an Annex to their plan. The Shoreline City Council has approved our annex and this annex will be our plan from 2014 - 2019.

This plan provides long-term strategies for reducing the impacts of disasters in Shoreline such as earthquakes, floods, fires and landslides. Disasters take a heavy toll on communities by destroying life, property, critical infrastructure and natural systems. They can also disrupt local economies, sometimes permanently. The HMP represents Shoreline’s commitment to creating and maintaining a resilient community if disaster strikes. 

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) (file is 48 mps) is plan is updated and approved by the State of Washington every four years. It is a product of the coordinated planning between the Office of Emergency Management and all City departments and divisions. This plan meets the requirements of RCW Chapter 38.52, of the Washington State Emergency Management Guide, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's guidelines.

The City's CEMP includes the following areas:

  1. Basic Plan - states the disaster missions and responsibilities of City government, divisions and departments.
  2. Appendices to the Basic Plan - includes a variety of topics such as legal authorities, terms and definitions, and acronyms and abbreviations.
  3. Hazard Vulnerability Analysis - provides information on potential hazards that the City of Shoreline is vulnerable to and the effects that they may have on our area. It is separated into two major categories; Natural and Technological.
  4. Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) - concepts of operation and specific responsibilities for Emergency Support Functions such as Damage Assessment, Fire Fighting, Transportation, Mass Care and Recovery. 

Debris Management Plan

The City of Shoreline recognizes that natural and human caused disasters have the potential to create debris that can disrupt the quality of life for its citizens, and complicate disaster response and recovery following such disasters. The City of Shoreline also recognizes that planning for such disasters can lessen the impact on the community, economy, and the environment. Therefore, the City of Shoreline has developed a Debris Management Plan to facilitate a rapid response and recovery to debris causing incidents. 

Disaster Recovery Plan

The Disaster Recovery Plan provides an organizational framework, policy guidance and methods for use
during the recovery process.  The Plan provides for the assignment of responsibilities within the City’s organizational structure and includes opportunities for participation by community
members.