Internal Preparedness

About Internal Preparedness

City Staff at EOC training The preservation of life and property is an inherent responsibility of local, state, and federal government. In order to prepare for, mitigate, and strengthen response and recovery capabilities, the city has the following plans and procedures in place:

Disaster Service Workers
All City employees are Disaster Service Workers and have received training in the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)a California requirement, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a Federal requirement, so that we can communicate using the same language as Police and Fire. Our recreation staff is trained in shelter management to support the Red Cross if a shelter is needed. Periodic training sessions and tabletop exercises are conducted to practice for conditions in the Emergency Operations Center.

The City's Public Information Officer carries a flashdrive with documents that contain emergency information, contact lists prepared press releases, maps and safety messages in order to communicate quickly with residents during an incident.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
To support first responders, (Fire and/or Police), the city has a primary and alternate emergency operations center. Both are equipped and ready to be activated when needed. The city has stored emergency supplies that would help support city staff who would need to respond during an emergency including items such as Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's), water, flashlights, and heavy gloves etc. We also have a supply of cots and blankets as well.