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Emergency Operations and Disaster Plan

Project #: 425644
Start Date: 05/28/2004
End Date: 01/31/2005
Status: Completed

In 2005, WTI helped the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to develop an Emergency Operations and Disaster Plan. The Plan defined a Concept of Operations; the processes and procedures, roles and responsibilities, for implementing an effective response and otherwise restoring the transportation system. It outlined how continuity of operations would be maintained, including who would serve as Incident Commander. It recommended use of the Incident Command System to guide incident response, and outlined hazard specific responses for both manmade and natural incidents. Other components of the plan included guidelines for activating Emergency Operations Centers, training recommendations, and a response plan specifically for MDT Headquarters at the Helena campus.


State and local responders having responsibilities for acting in the event of natural and manmade disasters, particularly those caused by acts of terrorism, must be properly trained. Therefore, MDT must develop, adopt and then train its employees, and local government responders, in the implementation of procedures so that all aspects of response to these incidents, and their potential effects may be neutralized safely, timely and effectively.


This project developed an Emergency Operations and Disaster Plan for MDT.