2018-2019 Colorado Resource Mobilization Annex Available

The 2018-2019 Colorado Resource Mobilization Annex is available to view or download on the Logistics tab of our website at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhsem/resource-mobilization.  

Executive Summary

I. Overview

Resource mobilization starts locally and progresses to the county, then to the state and, if required, the national level. Local jurisdictions first employ local resources in response to all-hazards incidents. When an incident exceeds local capacity in size and/or complexity, local jurisdictions may require  additional resources. Neighboring jurisdictions, through mutual aid agreements, will normally provide this assistance. However, some incidents, due to size and/or complexity, may exceed both local and county capacity and require additional resources. Upon request from the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), the State, through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), will coordinate and support resource mobilization for all-hazards incidents. This all-hazards Annex to the State Emergency Operations Plan (also known as the Colorado Hazard and Incident Response and Recovery Plan ) sets forth procedures for the mobilization, deployment, coordination, tracking, cost accounting, and demobilization of resources during all-hazards incidents that require resources beyond those available under any interjurisdictional or mutual aid agreement. 


II. Key Provisions of Resource Mobilization

A. Local, county, regional, tribal, state, and national resource mobilization plans/annexes should complement each other in order to build capability and capacity.
B. Resource mobilization starts locally and progresses sequentially to the county, state, and, if required, national level. Local jurisdictions must implement local resource mobilization plans first.
C. Active support of and participation in local resource mobilization planning enhances local government self-sufficiency and improves statewide disaster preparedness. All jurisdictions should conduct routine reviews and continuous refinement of existing plans and programs.
D. To build resiliency and resource options, jurisdictions should utilize the Colorado Intergovernmental Agreement for Emergency Management, as authorized in Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 29-1-203.
E. When an AHJ requests resource mobilization support, the responsibility to pay for all resource orders remains with the AHJ until a cost share agreement is reached with county, state, or federal agencies.
F. If the costs of an all-hazards incident exceed the AHJ’s capability, the AHJ must declare a disaster. In this declaration, the AHJ must clearly state how the incident has exceeded the capability of the AHJ to respond and must specifically list resources requested from the state.
G. If a wildland fire incident exceeds the capability of the AHJ, the AHJ may transfer authorities for management to the county. If the wildland fire incident exceeds the capability of the county, then the county may transfer authorities to the State through the Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC).