FEMA has recently announced an upcoming update to CPG-101. CPG-101 is short hand for the “Community Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans” document. CPG 101 is a legacy document, which through its own versions and previous iterations has for decades has served as the standard guidance for emergency operations planning in the US. The last update to CPG 101 was released in November of 2010. That update introduced some best practices and lessons learned of the time, but with more recent changes to NIMS, better inclusion of EOC structures and function, the addition of Community Lifelines, updates to the National Preparedness Goal, National Response Plan, National Recovery Plan, and other lessons learned and best practices realized, an update to CPG 101 will be significant. If you are looking for more information on CPG 101, here are a few articles I’ve written that reference it.
FEMA is soliciting input through direct feedback and a series of webinars. Information on that can be found here: https://www.fema.gov/plan. The deadline for feedback is January 14, 2020. I heavily encourage participation in this effort by stakeholders across all of emergency management, public safety, and homeland security.