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District of Columbia Emergency Preparedness Council


The District of Columbia Emergency Preparedness Council (EPC) is the principal body that addresses planning and implementation efforts identified in the District Response Plan (DRP).

The District Response Plan (DRP) establishes the framework for the District’s response to, recovery from, and mitigation of all hazards. The plan unifies and coordinates efforts of District agencies and departments, non-governmental and voluntary organizations, and regional and federal partners involved in emergency management with the goal of protecting life and property and ensuring public safety.

The Emergency Preparedness Council (EPC) performs the following functions:

  • public safety issue formulation and resolution
  • review of after-action reports and lessons learned
  • homeland security state grant funding project planning