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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Lead agency coordinating the County’s response to emergency disasters

OES acts as staff to the Unified Disaster Council—UDC is a joint powers agreement between all 18 incorporated cities and the County to coordinate planning and programs in the event of a large scale disaster

Increased the number AlertSanDiego registrations and SD Emergency mobile application downloads by 28% and 36% respectively due to preparedness efforts by San Diego County residents in response to the Lilac Fire, Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara Mudslide and other emergencies

Increased the number of San Diego County disaster service workers registered with San Diego County’s Advanced Recovery Initiative by 3%, meeting the goal of 3%

The Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, conducted a regional Tabletop Exercise (TTX) in preparation for the regional Full-Scale Exercise scheduled for November 2019.  Regional plans, policies and procedures were discussed. Best practices, gaps and opportunities for improvements were identified. 137 emergency responders attended

OES acquired and deployed a cache of 12 emergency shelter trailers. Six trailers will be stored in a central location and six trailers will be housed at strategic locations throughout the county

Awards- 2 NACo Achievement Awards

2018 NACo Achievement Award for “Know Your Hazards Map” –  The Know Your Hazards Map is an interactive online map that allows a user to search for an address or place a pin on a map and explore the potential for wildfire, earthquake, flooding, and tsunami hazards that may exist at their home, work or school. The tool also includes important preparedness actions that can mitigate risks and protect families

2018 NACo Achievement Award for “Portable Charging Stations” – OES created and implemented a fully functional portable charging station program to support charging stations for medical assistance devices anywhere in the region. The program includes 14 generators and 11 support trailers and will also provide lighting and power to emergency communication systems

Emergency Services