EPP - Emergency Planning Professional
The purpose of the ‘Emergency Planning Professional (EEP) certification is to guide personnel responsible for developing an emergency planning system for their organization or community. This certification includes the emergency planning process along with the rationale behind planning. It aims to help in preparing an effective EOP (emergency operations plan) – forming a team and framing the planning process and format. This will build capability for effective participation in all-hazards emergency operations to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster.
The Emergency planning section addresses in detail, the phases of Emergency management, steps in the emergency planning process, threat analysis, the development and maintenance of the plan.
The EPP certification also comprises of the Incident command system (ICS), under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). ICS is a standardized approach to incident management - command, control, and coordination of on-scene incident management. ICS represents organizational “best practices” and is considered a standard for emergency management.