What is a disaster plan?

A regional disaster plan identifies threats and all hazards likely to affect the healthcare delivery capability within the TSA-E geographic area. The Disaster Plan emphasizes strategies and tactics that promote communications, information sharing, resource coordination, and operational response planning with the healthcare coalition members and other stakeholders. The plan is developed as an all-hazards plan and is integrated with local Emergency Operating Plans (EOP) and coalition plans for information sharing and resource requests. Additionally, individual plans may also include annexes to expand on the framework of the plan and provide additional guidance for responding to specific situations.

A Disaster Plan may be activated and implemented whenever an MCI or disaster is reported within TSA-E. Furthermore, regional disaster plans may also be activated for situations that may not be classified as an MCI or disaster.

Why is a disaster plan used?

A disaster or MCI may overwhelm the local healthcare system when the number of disaster victims exceeds the number of resources. Inevitably so, this can hinder first responders and the hospital’s capability in responding and treating efficiently and effectively. Providing the structure and processes that may be followed, a disaster plan provides the Health Care Coalition and its HCC Members with useful information to assist responders in a well-coordinated and informed response. Regional disaster plans do not supersede any existing protocols or agreements that agencies and facilities may have, but instead, provide guidance for which healthcare workers may refer to during a disaster or MCI.   


Below you may find the regional disaster plans and their annexes, as well as other documents on the disaster plans. Please note that partners and members must be signed in to view these documents.

HCC-E Regional Medical Response Strategy
HCC-E Regional Preparedness Strategy

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