Klamath County has adopted a number of plans to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens during and after disasters or emergencies. These plans all share the similar goal of minimizing future losses incurred by disasters and include elements of all four phases of emergency management. All plans maintained by the county are revised and updated regularly to ensure that they meet the continually changing needs of both the county and its citizens. Plans that Klamath County currently coordinates and maintains include:
Emergency Operations Plan
The Emergency Operations Plan functions as an all-hazards plan to be utilized as a reference by emergency response teams during disaster response and recovery. In addition to acting as a reference, this document provides guidance on the activation and implementation of a county emergency operations center.
Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan serves as a basis of coordination and collaboration between local agencies and citizens and also aids in meeting federal planning requirements. Additionally, this document identifies and prioritizes mitigation activities within Klamath County.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The Community Wildfire Protection Plan was developed in response to the growing concern of wildfires and outlines a number of strategies to be taken in order to reduce the loss of life and property resulting from wildfires in Klamath County.