Disaster Declaration Officer

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1. The Disaster Declaration Officer is assigned the task, responsibility and authority to declare a disaster and activate the BC, DR or CM Plan.

Related Terms: Disaster Declaration.

Notes (1): This person is appointed and given the line of authority which is document in the BC or DR Plan.

Notes (2): The staff should be familiar with the list of assessment criteria of an incident versus disaster situation established by the BCM or DR Steering Committee and the notification procedure when a disaster occurs. Usually, this officer will need to consult and/or inform the Crisis Management Team before declaration.


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2B: Intermediate (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2C: Intermediate (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2CC: Intermediate (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)