Continuity of Operations (COOP) are activities of individual departments and agencies and their sub-components to ensure that their essential functions are continued under all circumstances. This includes plans and procedures that delineate essential functions; specify succession to office and the emergency delegation of authority; provide for the safekeeping of vital records and databases; identify alternate operating facilities; provide for interoperable communications; and validate the capability through tests, training, and exercises.
Ensure the safety of staff and visitors
Provide for the ability to continue essential operations
Provisions for the protection of critical equipment, records, & assets
Maintain efforts to minimize damage and losses
Provisions for an orderly response & recovery from any incident
Risk Assessments & Gap Analysis
Serve as a foundation for the continued survival of leadership
Assure compliance with legal & statutory requirements
Early Alert assists jurisdictions and businesses prepare to continue their minimum essential functions throughout the range of possible threats from natural disasters through acts of terrorism. Our Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning facilitates the performance of State and local government and private sector services during an emergency that may disrupt normal operations.
We will work with individual departments and agencies to ensure a coherent and coordinated effort when dealing with emergencies. This is accomplished through the development of plans, comprehensive procedures, and provisions for alternate facilities, personnel, resources, interoperable communications, and vital records/databases.