The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency develops, maintains and continually revises numerous planning documents which are used for managing and guiding wide ranging agency objectives critical to effective and efficient disaster coordination operations. These plans vary in scope and function and cross over very disparate disciplines.

The GEMA/HS planning section maintains the Planning Library, which contains the State of Georgia Emergency Operations Plan (GEOP).  Associated companion documents, including Annexes, Appendices, and Standard Operating Guides and Procedures may be available depending on the nature of the request. The GEOP is a comprehensive state emergency operations plan developed to ensure mitigation and preparedness, appropriate response and timely recovery from natural and man-made hazards which may affect residents of Georgia. It reflects the State’s focus on the protection of lives and property, with special sensitivity toward local emergency management agencies and the families within their jurisdictions.

This FAQ document includes answers to frequently asked questions followed by a list of acronyms that you may encounter. Below are some documents that were developed to assist you with reviewing the various planning documents.


GEOP - Base Plan (2017)

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes


Incident Specific Support Annexes


Support Annexes


Local Emergency Operating Plan (LEOP) Templates

LEOP Base Plan Template
ESF 1 Annex Template 
ESF 2 Annex Template
ESF 3 Annex Template
ESF 4 Annex Template
ESF 5 Annex Template
ESF 6 Annex Template
ESF 7 Annex Template
ESF 8 Annex Template
ESF 9 Annex Template
ESF 10 Annex Template
ESF 11 Annex Template
ESF 12 Annex Template
ESF 13 Annex Template
ESF 14 Annex Template
ESF 15 Annex Template
Incident Annex Template