Emergency Operations Plan
This plan describes the roles and responsibilities of city leadership and staff during an emergency or disaster. It sets forth a strategy and documents the procedures to effectively track our situation and resource status as an integrated, comprehensive emergency response.
The Emergency Operations Plan is promulgated by the Hillsboro City Council pursuant to:
- City of Hillsboro Municipal Code Chapter 2.46, Emergency Management.
- Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Chapter 401
The Emergency Management Plan (EOP) does not define how the City of Hillsboro will tactically respond to every type of incident. It takes an All-Hazards approach to the processes used to manage any type of event. This method applies to the Oregon International Air Show, snow storm, water main break, terrorist attack, or an earthquake.
Pandemic Influenza Plan
The Pandemic Influenza Plan describes the challenges associated with a pandemic. This may necessitate specific leadership decisions, response actions, and messaging to the public.
This plan was coordinated with Washington County Department of Health and Human Services (WCDHHS), to achieve the following goals:
- Limit the number of illnesses and deaths
- Preserve continuity of critical and vital functions (government and business)
- Minimize social disruption
- Minimize economic losses
The Plan also:
- Defines planning and preparedness activities that should be undertaken before a pandemic occurs that will enhance the effectiveness of response measures.
- Defines organizational roles and responsibilities during all phases of a pandemic.
- Describes the response, coordination and decision-making structure during a pandemic.
- Defines a continuum of response actions that can be taken during a pandemic.
- Provides technical support and information on which preparedness and response actions are based.