The Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses Franklin County's planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with all hazards such as natural disasters, technological emergencies, and terrorist attacks.

It is the principal guide for mitigating emergencies and disasters, ensuring the protection of health, safety, and property of the public and aiding in recovery operations for the agencies and jurisdictions in the community. It is intended to facilitate multiple-agency and multiple-jurisdictional coordination, particularly among local, state, and federal agencies in emergency management and establish a framework for an effective system of comprehensive emergency management.

The EOP was developed using emergency management principles and practices. Incorporated are planning elements derived from Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ohio Emergency Management Agency planning documents. Adoption occurs following an established maintenance schedule; however, the plan may be modified in the interim without prior approval and formal adoption.

The EOP is a statement of policy regarding emergency management and assigns tasks and responsibilities to county and city officials, and various agencies and organizations, specifying their roles during, before and after emergency or disaster situations. It is developed pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5502 - Ohio Revised Code Section 3750, and conforms to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and all applicable Homeland Security Presidential Directives.