FMIT Safety Webinar: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

  • Dates: 07 – 07 Mar, 2024
  • Address: WEBINAR
  • Contact: Anita Wick
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  • Phone: 407.367.1734

FMIT Safety Webinar: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

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This webinar aims to equip city leaders, emergency management personnel, and other key stakeholders with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop effective COOP strategies. In times of crisis, having a robust COOP in place ensures that essential functions and services can continue with minimal disruption, safeguarding the well-being of residents and the overall functionality of the city.


1.      Understanding the Importance of COOP for Cities

a.         Definition of COOP and its role in emergency preparedness

b.         Potential risks and challenges faced by cities

2.      Building a COOP Framework

a.         Identifying essential functions and services

b.         Establishing clear lines of succession and delegation of authority

c.         Developing a communication strategy for internal and external stakeholders

d.         Coordinating with neighboring jurisdictions and mutual aid agreements

3.      Conducting Risk Assessments

a.         Identifying potential hazards and vulnerabilities specific to cities

b.         Analyzing the impact of various scenarios on city operations

c.         Risk mitigation and contingency planning

4.      Impact Analysis

a.         Assessing the financial and operational impact of disruptions

b.         Prioritizing critical functions and services

c.         Allocating resources effectively

5.      Developing COOP Plans

a.         Creating a comprehensive and adaptable COOP plan

b.         Addressing the needs of different city departments and agencies

c.         Incorporating lessons learned from past incidents

6.      Employee Training and Awareness

a.         Ensuring staff members understand their roles and responsibilities

b.         Conducting regular drills and exercises to test the COOP plan

c.         Building a culture of preparedness among city employees

7.      Engaging the Community

a.         Educating residents about emergency preparedness

b.         Involving community organizations and volunteers in the COOP process

c.         Establishing public-private partnerships for mutual support


We DO NOT provide certificates for any webinars. If your department is using this webinar as department training, simply document the completion of the training on a training roster or meeting summary form. 

Target Audience

This webinar is best suited for organizational leadership since it provides information on planning, policy development or high-level risk management strategies that most employees are not involved in. 

Date/Time:  March 7, 2024 (2-3pm)

Presenter:  Trevor Reschny, CSP

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