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State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP)

This plan is organized to align with the operational structure and makeup of the New Hampshire State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and the state’s overall Emergency Management Program. The Emergency Management Program is the system providing management and coordination of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for all hazards. The system encompasses all organizations, agencies, departments, and individuals having responsibilities for these activities.

This plan provides general information as well as specific operational roles and responsibilities for select SEOC sections, branches, Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), and Recovery Support Functions (RSFs). This plan includes the below base plan, appendices and annexes.

The complete New Hampshire State Emergency Operations Plan is available below. Just click on the link to open the document in Adobe Acrobat Reader (if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is a free download from

State Emergency Operations Plan

Base Plan

ESF 1: Transportation Annex

ESF 2: Communications and Alerting Annex

ESF 3: Public Works and Engineering Annex

ESF 4: Firefighting Annex

ESF 5: Emergency Management Annex

ESF 6: Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services Annex

ESF 7: Resource Support Annex

ESF 8: Health and Medical Annex

ESF 9: Search and Rescue Annex

ESF 10: Hazardous Materials Annex

ESF 11: Agriculture, Cultural, and Natural Resources Annex

ESF 12: Energy Annex

ESF 13: Law Enforcement Annex

ESF 14: Volunteer Management Annex

ESF 15: Public Information Annex

ESF 16: Military Support Annex

ESF 17: Cybersecurity Annex

ESF 18: Business and Industry Annex

SEOP Resources

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Lead Chart

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Quicksheets

SEOC Organization Chart

SEOC Activation Levels


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