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Welcome to the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) website, a resource for stakeholders of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) for NY, NJ, CT, and PA. This site is intended as a platform for sharing information and encouraging dialogue about the ongoing work of the RCPT. Whether you represent a government agency, a nongovernmental organization, or the private sector, your input will help us to produce effective and comprehensive guidance. Please review the plan overviews and presentations and share your knowledge and experience. The planning materials featured on this site are conceptual and will continue to evolve as the regional planning effort moves forward. These plans are not intended to function as rewrites or replacements for the plans of any jurisdiction. Please feel free to make use of the other resources available.


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Virtual Regional Operations Center (VROC)

The creation of the VROC is meant to enable jurisdictions across the Region to share information through a secure, user-friendly virtual platform. The VROC will be developed by examining how local jurisdictions gather and communicate information in response to local disasters. Learn More »

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Regional Mass Fatality Management (MFM) Plan

The Regional MFM Plan will integrate a variety of forensic disciplines and outline operational strategies to incorporate best practices for developing a framework to manage mass fatalities following a regional catastrophic event. Essential considerations for mass fatality management planning... Learn More »

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Supplies Featured Plan

Regional Logistics Program

Effective coordination of personnel, material, and funding will be of paramount importance during any catastrophic incident within our Region. The Regional Logistics Program is an initiative designed to link resources, expertise, and information among participating jurisdictions in NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Learn More »

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Industrial Facilites Featured Plan

Regional Infrastructure Protection Plan (RIPP)

Focusing on the electrical sector, the all-hazards RIPP will explore how damage to the regional network affects other critical infrastructure sectors. Government can play a vital role in facilitating electricity recovery and network restoration in a catastrophic event. As the responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and reliability... Learn More »

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Men Working Featured Plan

Regional Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan

The Regional COOP Plan will provide a framework to assess the resilience of local agencies across the Region for catastrophic events. It will also provide guidance in expediting the resumption of essential services after a catastrophe. The project goal will be to explore an all-hazards, multiagency... Learn More »

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Row Houses Featured Plan

Regional Disaster Housing Recovery Plan (RDHRP)

Housing recovery following a regional catastrophic disaster presents major operational challenges related to funding, materials, and labor. There are also organizational challenges related to integrating state and federal support into local relief efforts. Learn More »

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Regional Debris Management Plan

Following a disaster, debris can present a number of problems, particularly on public rights of way, potentially hindering other critical response and recovery operations. In the event of a large regional or local disaster,resources from across the Region may be needed to assist... Learn More »

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Tunnel Featured Plan

Virtual Regional Operations Center (VROC)

The creation of the VROC is meant to enable jurisdictions across the Region to share information through a secure, user-friendly virtual platform. The VROC will be developed by examining how local jurisdictions gather and communicate information in response to local disasters. Learn More »

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Mobile Medical Site Featured Plan

Regional Radiological Dispersal Device (R2D2) Plan

The R2D2 Plan will provide guidance in planning for radiologic events by examining strategies for site containment, mass decontamination, environmental monitoring, and the recovery/restoration of contaminated areas. Learn More »

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Regional Sheltering Plan

The Regional Sheltering Plan will provide all-hazards guidance for jurisdictions to develop protocols regarding emergency sheltering for people — including families with children, single adults, the elderly, special needs populations, and pet owners — during a catastrophic event. Learn More »

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Industrial Facility Featured Plan

Regional Private Sector Integration Plan

The Private Sector Integration Plan will shed light on requirements and challenges the private sector faces in order to better manage resources and ensure greater resilience after an incident.  At the Regional level, this will help resolve issues due to jurisdictional boundaries and business operations... Learn More »

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Regional Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Plan

This full-spectrum incident management plan will focus on organizing and building a comprehensive decision-making and response structure across all levels of government within the first 72 hours after an IND detonation. The Regional Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Plan builds on... Learn More »

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Volunteers Featured Plan

Regional Volunteer
Preparedness Plan

The Regional Volunteer Preparedness Plan is designed to build and strengthen regional partnerships among volunteer managers, nonprofits, disaster response agencies, and the private sector to improve the response capability of the region's affiliated volunteer networks and to work together... Learn More »

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