Elected and appointed leaders in each jurisdiction are responsible for ensuring that necessary and appropriate actions are taken to protect people and property from threats and hazards. When threatened by the risks these events pose, citizens expect those leaders to take immediate action to help resolve the problem. The public expects governments entities to marshal its resources, channel the efforts of the whole community, including voluntary organizations and the private sector, and if necessary solicit assistance from outside the jurisdiction.
Residents and all sectors of the community play a critical role and shared responsibility to take appropriate actions to protect themselves, their families and organizations, and their properties. Planning that includes the whole community builds a resilient community.
Applying the following principles to the planning process is key to developing an all-hazards plan for protecting lives, property, and the environment.
- Planning must be community-based, representing the whole populations and its needs and encourage participation from all stakeholders.
- Planning uses a logical and analytical problem-solving process to help address the complexity and uncertainty inherent in potential hazards and threats.
- Planning considers all hazards and threats, while remaining flexible enough to address both traditional and catastrophic incidents.
- Planning is fundamentally a process to manage risk and is key component of the preparedness cycle.
For the current Peoria County Emergency Operation Plans please contact Jason Marks 309-679-6020 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org