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Concept of Operations/ESF 8 Matrix


This tool is a 3-page PDF document created by the Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment in Colorado. It was presented as part of the evidence required under Goal I of the PPHR criteria.

The matrix provides a quick reference tool to identify the respective role and relationships of county agencies to the Emergency Support Functions of all-hazards response and recovery.

The tool provides a template that may be useful for any size health department. The information contained within the matrix is specific to Jefferson County, but the template may be useful in other jurisdictions, though it must be revised to provide jurisdiction-specific information. 

Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Project Public Health Ready


500,000 - 749,999

Institutional Author:

Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment, CO





Five most recent user comments

1.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
ESF 8 Plan Matrix
By Dean BeLer
Good example of the use of  a matrix.

.5 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
ESF 8 Plan Matrix
By Paula Anderson

This is an elemental matrix with a clear description, and it might be used as a basic organizational tool for individual or partner planning or just-in-time training. However, ESFs and partners, and their interactions, differ from state to state (and even within states). It would need to be revised to be location specific, but this tool might be marginally useful as a template for some.

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