Regional Plans

The plans described in the table below are meant to provide guidance for coordination among city and county government organizations in the region, as well as various partners and stakeholders, during a catastrophic incident.

Note: Not all incidents necessitate the activation of one of these plans.

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Plan Purpose Next Review
Regional Epidemiology Coordination Plan A framework for the epidemiological (epi) actions and coordination across jurisdictional health departments during an epi-specific public health emergency within the region.

2020

Regional Public Health Coordination Framework [secure] A framework for a coordinated response across jurisdictional health departments during a public health or medical emergency within the region.

2020

Regional Interoperable Communications Plan (RIC-P) [secure]

RIC-P Exhibit 2 [secure]

An organizational structure and linkage between local, state, and federal levels in a strategy for radio communication interoperability across agencies within the region.

2020

Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) Plan An organizational framework to support local jurisdictions’ efforts to coordinate resources and maintain situational awareness during an incident involving multiple jurisdictions.

2020

Regional Wildfire Concept of Operations (ConOps) [secure] An organizational structure and linkage between local, state, and federal levels to coordinate fire assets and incident management in response to large wildfires affecting one or more jurisdictions.

2021

Coordination of Multiple Incident Sites (CMIS) ConOps An organizational structure and linkage between local, state, and federal levels to coordinate multiple incident sites in response to large, no-notice incidents affecting one or more jurisdictions.

2022

Regional Search and Rescue (SAR) ConOps [secure] An organizational framework for coordinated search and rescue (SAR) operations in response to catastrophic natural disasters and human caused incidents.

2023

Regional Mass Fatality Management (MFM) ConOps [secure] An organizational framework for uniform and coordinated response to mass fatality incidents (MFI) in the region.

2024

Catastrophic Medical Operations Center (CMOC) Plan and associated attachments [secure] Strategic guidelines for preparation, response, coordination, and recovery of medical infrastructure and components within the region.  It includes associated plan attachments for rapidly activating, coordinating, and mobilizing EMS resources throughout the region, as well as, coordinating regional medical emergency response to large-scale, no-notice incidents.

2024

Texas Medical Center (TMC) Pandemic Influenza Guide Strategic guidance for TMC and its 54-member institutions to prepare for, mitigate against, and respond to pandemic influenza (This document is under red team review for all-hazards in 2019).

2024

Houston Urban Area Emergency Public Information Plan (EPIP) An organizational framework with tactical job aids to coordinate information for the public across multiple incidents and/or jurisdictions.

2024

Regional VOAD Coordination Plan This plan was released in June 2019 to document preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for communication and coordination with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) across the 13-County H-GAC region.

2024