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Introducing the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Extension P4ck

Disruptions happen. Is your organization ready? Introducing our new Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Extension P4ck. We've bundled up a pack of uncomplicated, powerful tools to help you plan for the unexpected, maintain critical functions, and recover quickly. This blog post will walk you through what COOP is, why we developed our COOP Extension P4ck, and what you can expect from this free add-on to D4H Operations Center.

What is COOP?

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is an essential framework for ensuring that critical functions continue during and after a disaster or disruption. It involves planning and implementing procedures that enable an organization to maintain essential functions, mitigate damage, and recover quickly. COOP is not just a set of guidelines; it's a crucial practice that keeps organizations resilient and functional, no matter the circumstances.

What is an Extension P4ck?

We're all about making emergency management as easy as possible. That's why we created Extension P4cks—free add-ons for your D4H emergency management software platform that you can easily download from our website and install directly into your account, or to collaborate and share with others, adding extra features and capabilities to make your job easier.

Simply put, an Extension P4ck is a handy tool designed to extend the functionality of your D4H software. Whether you need specialized reports, unique dashboards, or additional data integration options, there's an Extension P4ck for that! And the best part? They’re free resources and super easy to install and uninstall, giving you the flexibility to self-customize your software setup to perfectly fit your needs.

Why Did We Create the Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Extension P4ck?

There are so many parts to effective continuity planning and operations that it can be difficult to maintain a clear picture and oversight. From managing training exercises, records, and forms to keeping track of facilities, communications, corrective actions, and essential functions, it's important to consolidate everything onto one platform, maintaining a single source and creating system for real-time collaboration. We created the COOP Extension P4ck to provide Continuity Directors, Planners, and Specialists with a free, ready-to-use add-on to the D4H emergency management platform that empowers organizations to track their continuity planning and operations from a single highly customizable and easy-to-use platform, ensuring they are always prepared for any disruption.

We understand the critical importance of maintaining operations during disruptions, and our COOP Extension P4ck empowers your agency with the tools needed for effective planning, response, and operations without any unnecessary complexity. Our software is intuitive and user-friendly, allowing for quick adoption without extensive training. We incorporate FEMA's best practices and terminology, ensuring that your plans are not only compliant but also optimized for real-world application. 

With features like conditional formatting, plan customizations, and real-time status updates, D4H enables you to make informed decisions swiftly and share vital information effortlessly.

What Can You Expect from This New Extension P4ck?

Our COOP Extension P4ck includes seven Status Boards and one Form, each designed to streamline your continuity planning and operations:

  • Alternative Facilities: Easily manage information about alternative work sites to ensure your operations continue smoothly if your primary location becomes unavailable.
  • Communications: Keep track of essential communication channels and ensure all stakeholders are informed and connected during a disruption.
  • Corrective Action Tracker: Monitor and document corrective actions taken in response to disruptions, ensuring continuous improvement and compliance.
  • Essential Functions: Identify and manage your organization’s critical functions to prioritize and maintain them during a disruption.
  • Orders of Succession: Establish clear lines of succession for key leadership positions to ensure uninterrupted leadership and decision-making.
  • Tests, Training, and Exercises: Plan, track, and evaluate your COOP tests, training sessions, and exercises to maintain preparedness and improve response.
  • Vital Records Management: Ensure the protection and accessibility of essential records, safeguarding your organization’s documents.
  • Delegation of Authority Form: Simplify the delegation of authority process, ensuring that critical decisions can be made swiftly and effectively, even in an emergency.

Each element of our COOP Extension P4ck is designed with ease of use in mind, providing you with the tools you need to implement and apply formal COOP practices without extra steps. With intuitive customization, these tools can be easily adjusted to meet your organization's own unique requirements and processes.

Try it Out

Click on our video or interactive demo to learn more about how D4H can help you create a more resilient, prepared, and responsive organization.

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Ready to Use the COOP Extension P4ck?

If you're already a D4H Operations Center customer, you can download this free Extension P4ck from our Help Center and upload it directly into your D4H account.

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