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Build a Kit & Make a Plan: Templates

Delaware County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, in response to repeated requests from citizens, businesses, educational institutions and other entities has compiled disaster-planning templates that our office has reviewed extensively. These templates provide the basics of disaster plans for the home, workplace, school, childcare centers and elder care facilities. When developing any type of plan, our office recommends using an "all hazards" planning approach. Plan for the worse case scenario and if an incident occurs, you can scale down or up your response and recovery efforts.
These templates are meant to provide a starting point for individuals and organizations that are interested in developing a disaster response & recovery plan and/or a business continuity plan. As a starting point, we encourage all who download the templates to analyze their organizations carefully to adapt any or all parts to your planning needs. Please call our office if you have any questions while you are developing your plan. You may download these documents below or call our office at 765-747-7719 to request that a copy be mailed to you.

The most important things for you to consider are your surroundings, your physical abilities and the types of emergencies that may occur where you live. It does not make sense to plan for something that will not happen in your town. For instance, a person who lives in Central Indiana does not need to worry about a tsunami or tidal wave. But, you may need to prepare for a flood if you live near a river, creek, or have
combined sewer systems.
In addition to learning about the types of emergencies that may affect you, learn what emergency plans are in place in your community. It is best to start your plan by creating your personal support network. This is your "self-help team," the people who know about your needs and are willing to help in an emergency. Members of your support network could be planning team members, event organizers, security officers, volunteer groups, friends and co-workers. They should be people that you trust and who care about the safety of your special event. Do not depend on just one person; you should use the "T.E.A.M." approach.
Together Emergencies Are Managed!



Disaster Plan For Businesses

Having a plan of how your business will respond to a disaster or emergency will help you take action recover quickly.

Download the Disaster Planning Template for Businesses (PDF)

Continuity of Operations Overview

Continuity of Operations Self-Assessment Tool

Continuity of Operations (COOP) for Businesses (online presentation)


Disaster Plan For Events

If you or your organization is planning a large event, it is important (and sometimes required) to have a Emergency Plan. Due to recent events, the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency has been inundated with requests for special event safety or emergency plans. Due to the overwhelming number of request, we are unable to provide specific plans for each and every community event. We have provided an Emergency Action Planning Guide (EAPG) to give you the tools you need to create an emergency plan for your event. Making an event emergency plan is the first step to event safety awareness.

Download the Event Disaster Planning Template (PDF) 

The Emergency Management Special Response Team or S.R.T. may volunteer at some special events and accepts donations for its volunteers. The S.R.T. is a group dedicated to participate in emergency and disaster response locally and state wide. Most recently the S.R.T. responded to the southern Indiana tornados in 2012 to aid in the recovery efforts. If you would like the S.R.T. to assist at your event contact the EMA office directly.
Links to more plans and ideas:

Family Emergency Plan

Pet Owners

A unique brochure containing information for pet owners and suggestions for proactive pet emergency preparedness.

· "Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Pet Owners" (PDF - 354 Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, tri-fold brochure.


A unique brochure with information specific to Older Americans and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations

· "Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans" (PDF - 545 Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.

People with Disabilities

A unique brochure with information specific to Americans with disabilities and other access and functional needs regarding emergency preparedness.

· "Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For People With Disabilities." (PDF - 334Kb)
This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.