Preparedness and Protection Branch
Preparedness and Protection Branch of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security is charged to prepare, maintain, and update
state disaster plans based on the principle of self help at each level of government. Coordinated emergency
plans provide a mechanism for resource sharing and assistance given any type of emergency or disasters; be
it natural or human caused; enemy attack, terrorism, or other hostile actions. The Plans Section is comprised
of a variety of supporting programs to assist local, tribal and state government as well as Idaho’s citizens.
Supporting programs include Hazard Mitigation, Critical Infrastructure, Individual Assistance Planning
(Disaster Program), State/local Emergency Planning. The Plans Section also provides technical assistance
through the Geographic Information System (GIS) Program and the Bureau’s emergency management coordination software, WebEOC.