With the resurgence of the COVID-19 Virus, the possibility of fire agencies experiencing personnel quarantines that impact their ability to provide continued service has increased. Many departments today are experiencing personnel shortfalls due to COVID 19 exposures.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Illinois Fire Service Institute and MABAS encourages fire agencies to have in place a Continuation of Operations Plan (COOP) to address these potential shortfall situations. The two links below provide you step-by-step in instruction on how to create a COOP and/or create a new COOP for your department or district. Don't wait! Get this task completed as soon as possible.
COOP Mayday Forum
Steps on how to prepare a COOP for your department/district or EMS service