ARMY - AR 525-27
Army Emergency Management Program
|Publication Date:||13 March 2009|
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. In the event of conflict between this regulation and approved Office of the Secretary of Defense or Joint Chiefs of Staff publications, the provisions of the latter apply.
This regulation establishes the Army Emergency Management Program (EMP). The EMP serves as the single integrated emergency management (EM) program for the planning, execution, and management of response efforts (designed or intended) to mitigate the effects of an all-hazard incident, to include but not limited to, natural, manmade, and technological disasters, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incidents and accidents on or affecting Army installations, facilities, and/or activities. For the purpose of this regulation the term "installation" is used collectively. This regulation facilitates the alignment of the Army with Department of Defense (DOD) policy and guidance derived in part from Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD 5) for domestic installations and serves as a baseline for others. This regulation further outlines specific exceptions and caveats for government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) plants and installations and other facilities not possessing organic emergency response capabilities.