Illinois Emergency Operations Plan


The Illinois Emergency Operations Plan (IEOP) establishes the structure by which state government coordinates and manages response and recovery to emergencies and disasters in the State. The IEOP provides policies, procedures and guidelines utilized by the state to ensure safe, efficient and timely actions to assist communities in need and incorporates sub-plans for response, recovery, continuity of operations and continuity of government.

The IEOP is developed in cooperation with the Office of the Governor, executive departments and agencies, the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, non-governmental, mutual aid, private sector and volunteer organizations. The IEOP in its written form serves to document the anticipated response and recovery efforts of the state of Illinois to protect public health and safety, critical infrastructure and the environment.

The IEOP describes the Illinois Disaster Management System (IDMS) utilized by the state, which conforms to the National Incident Management System (NIMS). IDMS will be used by all State of Illinois government agencies when the IEOP is implemented for response or recovery operations in any part of the state affected by an emergency or disaster. The IEOP and IDMS identify and assign specific areas of responsibility for performing functions in response and recovery to an emergency or disaster.

Planning Process and Revisions 

The true value of the IEOP is the planning process undertaken by the emergency management professionals in all state agencies and other organizations working together to develop and integrate detailed strategies; participate in training on plan implementation; and exercise the plans through simulated conditions. 

The IEOP is reviewed every two-years by December 31st to ensure consistency with current guidance, regulation and industry practices. 

A continuous effort is required to enhance and maintain the IEOP based on lessons learned from exercises, real world events and model practices identified nationally and internationally. As part of this ongoing preparedness effort, IEMA will incorporate and integrate enhancements due to new technology, updated methods of response and recovery, or additional capabilities as necessary to ensure the IEOP is accurate and valid. As updates are made to the IEOP, each will be provided on the IEMA website.


20 ILCS 3305 Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act assigns IEMA the responsibility for coordination of the overall emergency management program of the State and with private organizations, political subdivisions and the federal government. 

The Illinois Emergency Operations Plan is currently being revised. Sections will be posted on this page as they are approved.

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Forward, Base Plan and Annexes​​​​
Base Plan
Annex 1: Direction and Control
Annex 2: Continuity of Operations
Annex 3: Communications
  • X1 - Notification​
Annex 4: Transportation
  • X1 – Disaster Aviation
  • X2 – Fuel Management
  • X3 – Waivers and Exemptions
  • X4 – National Fuel Contingency Plan
  • X5 – Emergency Evacuee Transportation
Annex 5: External Affairs
  • X1 – Warning
  • X2 – Limited English Proficiency
Annex 6: Population Protection​
​Annex 7: Mass Care
  • X1 – Shelter Support
  • X2 – Feeding Support
  • X3 – Distribution of Emergency Supplies
  • X4 – Reunification
  • X5 – Emergency Repatriation
  • X6 – Animal Welfare
  • X7 – Support to Evacuees
Annex 8: Public Health and Medical Services
Annex 9: Resource Management and Logistics ​
Annex 10: Damage Assessment
  • X1 – IDART
​Annex 11: Fire Services
  • X1 – MIST
Annex 12: Search and Rescue
  • X1 - USAR
Annex 13: Oil and HAZMAT Response
Annex 14: Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • X1 – HPAI Appendix
  • X2 – Animal Welfare
Annex 15: Energy Management ​
Annex 16: LE Coordination and Management
  • X1 - Evacuation
Annex 17: Long Term Community Recovery
  • X1 – Supplemental Federal Disaster Assistance
  • X2 – Individual Assistance
  • X3 – Public Assistance
  • X4 – Disaster Housing
  • X5 – MARC Support
Annex 18: Financial and Administrative Management
Annex 19: Mutual Aid Coordination
Annex 20: Private Sector Integration
  • X1 – BEOC Coordination
​Annex 21: Volunteer and Donations Management
Annex 22: Information and Cyber Security
Annex 23: Debris Management​
Annex 24: Radiological Hazardous Materials Response
Annex 25: Water and Waste Water Management
Annex 26: Fatality Management
Annex 27: Military Coordination
Annex 28: Disaster Intelligence
Annex 29: Natural, Cultural and Historical Buildings and Collections
Annex 30: Earthquake
  • X1 – Direction, Control and Coordination
  • X3 – Communications
  • X4 – Transpiration
  • X7 – Mass Care
  • X8 – Public Health and Medical
  • X9 – Resource Management and Logistics
Annex 31: Improvised Nuclear Device
Annex 32: Pandemic Flu
Annex 33: Continuity of Government