Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP)
Continuity Planning is defined by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) as the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances.
It is the mission of Miami-Dade County to "deliver excellent public services that address our community's needs and enhance our quality of life." Many of the activities supporting that mission grow exponentially with the size and complexity of any one disaster. Development and maintenance of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) is legislated by Chapter 8B of the Code of Miami-Dade County. This legislation dictates that all County departments, agencies or trusts submit an emergency preparedness contingency plan to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) by the last day of March each year for review and approval.
The COOP plan provided here is a service for all businesses and organizations to define their internal efforts to assure the capability exists for them to continue their essential functions in response to a broad spectrum of disasters or operational interruptions.