Oregon Region 1 Selects Bold Planning for Regional COOP Project
January 1, 2010 - The unified members of Oregon Emergency Management Region 1 (OEM Region1) have selected Bold Planning Solutions and the EMplans.com planning system for their regional Continuity of Operations Planning Project. The goal of this multi-year project is to provide onsite COOP training seminars, plan development services, and overall COOP guidance to the members of OEM Region 1 and each of their local government agencies. OEM Region 1 membership includes Benton County, Lincoln, County, Linn County, Marion County, Polk County, and Yamhill County.
Using the EMplans.com system as a base, Bold Planning Solutions created a customized planning system designed to match the region’s specific COOP planning requirements. The customized version was deployed online at www.OregonCOOP.com and now allows each of the partnering jurisdictions and their local agencies to create COOP plans online in an easy-to-use, standardized planning environment.
The major benefits of using a web-based COOP planning system are:
COOP planning information can be accessed and updated online at any time to ensure up to the minute accuracy, as well as for use during times of COOP activation
Built in “Helper Tips” within the system literally walk planners through each phase of the planning process and provide a guided pathway to ensure total plan development
System provides a structured plan development model, thereby allowing plans to be created individually and unique in nature, while still adhering to the region’s pre-defined planning style in structure, terminology and overall layout
Project managers have access to a wide variety of tools within the system to enhance the overall plan development process; including grading tools for reviewing plans online, roll-up reports for analyzing data, and built-in notification capabilities
To date, the OEM Region 1 project has proven to be very productive and highly efficient. Currently, there are over 120 individual COOPs being managed within the OregonCOOP.com system. The OEM Region 1 COOP planning project is scheduled to continue through 2010/2011 with Bold Planning Solutions providing onsite training seminars, COOP planning guidance, and tabletop exercises. The OEM Region 1 is one of several regional COOP planning projects being managed by Bold Planning Solutions. Our other regional projects include the Denver, Colorado Urban Area Security Initiative (10 Counties) and the Charlotte, North Carolina Urban Area Security Initiative (6 Counties).
For more information about this project or to request an online demonstration of the EMplans.com system, please contact us at (615) 469-5558 / info@BoldPlanning.com.