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Planning

Emergency planning for a Metropolitan government is a large task. Nashville OEM has created the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), which is the city's resource for any potential disaster. It is a framework on who will do what, when and how. This document is revised when needed, or every 5 years.

The CEMP is just a small part of what is put into emergency planning. This page gives you some idea of what goes into emergency planning for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Downtown Nashville Evacuation brochure

Davidson County Hazard Analysis

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

As part of the overall community planning effort for hazard mitigation, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, has prepared a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390). Hazard Mitigation is defined as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Hazard Mitigation Planning is the process through which the natural hazards that threaten communities are identified, the likely impacts of those hazards are determined, mitigation goals are set, and appropriate strategies that would lessen the impacts are identified, prioritized, and implemented.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is a requirement for state and local governments in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. Metro is both a community at risk and a community that has benefited from federal mitigation funding programs.

Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan 2012 

Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices

After Action Reports

After Action Reports (AAR's) are the best way to capture lessons learned and best practices after an incident. Nashville follows the Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) for all of its AAR's format.

Nashville Flood 2010 After Action Report