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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid

All-Hazards Guidebook

This guidebook is to help public power utilities, joint action agencies, state associations, and other industry representatives in the development or continuous improvement of emergency preparedness programs and all-hazards planning efforts. Building a preparedness program is not about just responding to incidents, it’s about creating a system and culture of preparedness that evolves with industry best practices, changes in the risk environment, and increasing customer and stakeholder expectations over time.

The guidebook walks readers through the five-step preparedness cycle, offers best practices and strategies for public power for each step, and outlines a variety of helpful emergency planning resources.

This material is based upon work supported by the US Department of Energy under Award Number DE-OE0000757.

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