The Grand County Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) was last updated in 2012 to comply with the current National Response Framework and the Colorado Emergency Operations Plan. It is currently undergoing another update as of Nov. 2019.
The Grand County Emergency Operations Plan, hereafter referred to as the GC-EOP has been developed in accordance with the requirements for local emergency planning established under the State of Colorado Disaster Emergency Act of 1992, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG 101), the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It strives to meets the requirements of other State and Federal guidelines for local emergency management plans and programs. The GC-EOP establishes the structure for a coordinated response to various types of natural, technological, manmade emergencies and disasters, and terrorist attacks.
The GC-EOP strives to recognize and respect the statutory authority of the Grand County Government and Elected Offices identified in CRS Title 30. The GC-EOP is written from the perspective that all emergencies and disasters begin and end at the Local Government level.
The GC-EOP provides a basis for the coordinated planning and management of types of emergencies and disaster events most likely to occur in Grand County and those emergencies and disaster events of “countywide interest”. All Elected Offices and County Departments tasked in this plan are responsible for developing and maintaining the standard operating procedures and training necessary for implementing the assigned duties and functions of the GC-EOP.