CSEPP Resources

To support the safety of communities adjacent to the U.S. Army’s chemical weapons stockpile, CSEPP has developed a variety of all-hazards tools to assist emergency management professionals:


CSEPP Exercise Implementation GuidanceEssentials of Alerts, Warnings, & Notifications (June 2020)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed this Essentials of Alerts, Warnings, & Notifications (AWNs) document to provide an overview of existing AWN systems.
CSEPP Exercise Implementation GuidanceCSEPP Exercise Implementation Guidance (December 2019)
Describes a process for planning an exercise involving local, state, and federal participants; managing and controlling the exercise event; and evaluating and documenting the results consistent with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.
EOC Facility  Technology Maintenance Guide CSEPP EOC Technology Maintenance Guide (Dec. 2016)
Guide to identify and support the maintenance requirements of installed technology in critical emergency facilities.
CSEPP Medical Resource GuideCSEPP Medical Resource Guide (May 2012)
Provides the pre-hospital and hospital medical communities with an all-hazards approach to medical preparedness that emphasizes chemical recognition, decontamination, and treatment.
no imageCSEPP Public Affairs Guidebook
The CSEPP Public Affairs Guidebook is a comprehensive resource of ideas and procedures for effectively engaging the public to provide emergency public information and details on how to enhance emergency public information using joint information systems and joint information centers.
CSEPP Shelter in Place Protective Action GuideCSEPP Shelter-in-Place Protective Action Guide Book (May 2006)
Provides guidance for local officials on planning for and implementing temporary shelter-in-place as protection from airborne toxic chemical hazards that might result from an chemical agent accident or incident.
Community Lifelines Implementation ToolkitCommunity Lifelines Implementation Toolkit (February 2019)
The Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit provides whole community partners the information and resources to understand lifelines, coordinate with entities using lifelines, and serve as basic guidance for how to implement the lifeline construct during incident response. They can be used individually or printed into a binder as an all-inclusive resource.
CSEPP Teams ToolkitCSEPP Team Toolkit (June 2005)
Captures the best practices and lessons learned from an array of integrated process/product teams (generally consisting of local, state, and federal officials) that have developed solutions to CSEPP’s community emergency preparedness challenges.
Emergency Operation Planning Template WebsiteEmergency Operations Planning Template
Web-based, all-hazards tool for developing and maintaining emergency operations plans compliant with NIMS and other Federal planning requirements.

no imageCSEPP IPAWS Test Report
CSEPP and public safety officials have a long history of regularly testing systems that are used to protect the public.The IPAWS test plan was executed on December 8 and 9, 2014. Information on the systems used by the participating site as well as how IPAWS processes the messages was collected.

no imageA Guide to Implementing the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (February 2019) to assist communities with templates for A&N plans and procedures, governance MOUs, communication plans, and EAS and WEA survey forms as well as implementation checklists, technical specifications, and sample message text.

no imageA model JITC Test Plan (October 2014) to help communities better understand the interconnections between IPAWS and legacy systems, timing of messages, and public comprehension of IPAWS messages with the support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Interoperability Test Command.

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