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Planning Section

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Schedule an Appointment

The Indiana Government Center-South building reopens to the public on a limited basis Aug. 17. Please schedule an appointment online before you visit to conduct business with IDHS. No walk-ins will be accepted.

About the Planning Section

The Planning Section facilitates, manages, supports and revises the ongoing enhancement of Indiana's All-Hazards Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, associated emergency support function annexes, standard operating procedures, checklists and planning support of local and state agency plans. The Planning Section ensures incorporation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework components, principles and policies to state agency plans. The section also oversees and provides technical guidance for all state agency's continuity of operations plans and continuity of government planning, as well as conducting and analyzing statewide threat and hazard risk assessments which provide the foundation to identify targeted training of emergency management professionals and development of exercises to validate and improve capabilities associated with identified assessment gaps.