The City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, works with other governmental entities when an emergency has been declared and an incident command post is established. The City's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is always in effect and can be implemented as needed on a flexible, scalable basis that can help improve response during an emergency incident. It details preparedness actions to be taken by state and local governments before the occurrence of a disaster. Response does not include prevention or protection activities.
The City of Fayetteville's EOP is built upon flexible, scalable and adaptable coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities in the event of a large scale incident or disaster. It is intended to capture specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents that range from the serious but purely local, to large-scale terrorist attacks or catastrophic natural disasters. The plan builds upon the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The term “response” as used in the EOP includes immediate actions to save lives, protect property and meet basic human needs. Response also includes the execution of emergency plans, actions to support short-term recovery and some short-term mitigation activities.
The City's EOP defines the responsibilities of local, state and federal governments, the capabilities of volunteer agencies, and the levels of magnitudes of disasters. It also outlines the aid that is available to the City from county and state government in the event of an emergency. The plan outlines the aid available to local and state governments, individuals and businesses when a presidential disaster declaration is issued as well as outlines the actions required of state and local governments to be eligible for federal and/or state assistance under Public Law 93-288, as amended by Public Law 100-707, Arkansas Code Annotated § 12-75-101 et al.