- A complete communications inventory, listing all two-way radio systems and any others with which a well planned and equipped Emergency Operations Center should have to communicate. This meant all the internal and neighboring public safety systems, utilities, transportation, RACES, CAP, CB, GMRS and others.
- A complete identification of deficiencies: everything you didn't have, but should have. Few jurisdictions have everything they need.
- A complete acquisition plan, which listed budget estimate, and in what fiscal year the items were to be acquired to correct the deficiencies. Obviously, such a planning document requires annual updating.