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Emergency Operations Plan Phillip Gallegos Grand Canyon University EMM-450: Disaster Recovery Dr. Cosgrove December 20th, 2020 1
Critical Infrastructure and Services The Cameron Peak Fire impacted critical infrastructure and threatened major metropolitan communities within Larimer county and neighboring areas. This included the threat of fire destroying the mountain communities of Estes Park and Red Feather Lakes, impacting people and property. This incident also threaten importing infrastructure within the county that serves thousands of people. Horse Tooth Reservoir was impacted by the fire and created a major risk to the residents due to the impacts that fire creates on a potable water supply. Important majestic land and structures that serve people in recreation and spiritual importance became directly impacted from the fire. Rocky Mountain National Park and its neighboring city of Estes Park served the people of the community as a major recreation and financial resource. Thousands of structures and the lingering threat to life and property that is within the proximately of the fire are at risk. These structures acted as homes for residents and animals and business that serve the community. Emergency Operations Plan The threat of wildfire to the communities impacted within Larimer County and neighboring communities has been increasing due to many factors. When considering this threat, drought, poor forest management due to the lack of funds, personnel and outlining factors like beetle kill are some main contributing factors. The purpose of the Emergency Management Plan (EOP) is to protect the lives and property within the community. An all hazards approach by the community places responsibility on officials, “to identify and respond to incidents by outlining the responsibilities and duties of the employees and officials responding to incidents” (FEMA. 2011). Larimer County works with governmental and nongovernmental organizations through 2
applied means and historical experience to create a diverse and seasoned preparedness, response and recovery plan. The county follows the national framework geared towards an all-hazards approach, gaining input and participation from local, regional and state government along with key community organizations and stake holders. These helps with the ultimate mission,

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