Emergency Management Planning
Welcome to the Tennessee Emergency Management Planning Page
The Planning Division of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is the Core element of all the Preparedness activities conducted by the Agency. Whether it is Field Operations, Mutual Aid Deployment, Out-of-state response through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), Hazardous Materials response. training, exercises, Fixed Nuclear Facilities or Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP); everything revolves around the writing and executing of a Plan. The Planning Division of TEMA Preparedness produces, creates and revises 24 major Planning documents which guide the entire daily operations of the Agency. There exists another 60 related supporting planning documents which are annexes or guidance documents that are produced and revised by the Planning group of TEMA on a regular schedule. Most of these Plans can be found in TEMA’s on-line Planning library and are available to be used by Federal, State, Local and Emergency Managers.
An important and vital function of the TEMA planning team is providing emergency and preparedness planning guidance and assistance to all State government Departments and Agencies. The team is the creator and protector of the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan (TEMP) which is the living document which organizes and sets duties and responsibilities for all emergency operations during emergency operations throughout the state. This designation of TEMA as the developer of the TEMP is created by the Tennessee Code Annotated. The TEMP also sets guidance for the development of Local jurisdiction emergency plans known as the County Basic Emergency Operations Plan (BEOP) and requires TEMA to work closely with Local responders to ensure that National and State Incident Command standards and guides are embedded in all their local operations and deployment plans. The TEMA planning group also assists local counties with development and certification of their county mitigation plans so that they can become eligible to receive federal recovery funding for their community and citizens following disasters.
TEMA planning is a key partner with Regional and National Federal Agencies and Military organizations in preparing to deploy and recover from major disasters. TEMA planning also reaches out to partner with many state-wide and national Private Sector businesses and industries who provide major personnel and resources to disaster events. Non-Governmental Organizations (such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) also work closely with TEMA Planning to ensure that all response and recovery activities are coordinated so that they are cost-beneficial and correctly organized to benefit the disaster survivors.
County and City Basic Emergency Operations Plan (BEOP) Status Dashboard
Basic Emergency Operations Plan (BEOP) Template - Introduction - Basic Plan - ESF 1 - ESF 2 - ESF 3 - ESF 4 - ESF 5 - ESF 6 - ESF 7 - ESF 8 - ESF 9 - ESF 10 - ESF 11 - ESF 12 - ESF 13 - ESF 14 - ESF 15 - ESF 16 - Functional Needs Annex - Terrorism Annex - Mass Casualty Annex - Debris Removal Tool - County Resolution - Concept of Operations
Joshua Wickham | Planning Branch Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip Voss | Regional Planning Manager email@example.com
Lisa Taylor | Continuity and Risk Planning Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendyl Stokes | All-Hazards Planning Specialist email@example.com
Brent Phillips | West Region Planner firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Kassander | Middle Region Planner email@example.com
Michelle Klein | East Region Planner firstname.lastname@example.org