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File #: 19-1356    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/5/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation by representatives of the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services and the Chief Administrative Office's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program on their efforts to educate the residents of El Dorado County on the importance of individuals, households, and each community taking steps to be prepared for a disaster or emergency, and the role of these county programs in responding to local emergencies and disasters; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing September 2019 as National Preparedness Month. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - National Preparedness Month - 2019, 2. B - Preparedness Presentation, 3. Executed Proclamation
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Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation by representatives of the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services and the Chief Administrative Office's Emergency Preparedness and Response Program on their efforts to educate the residents of El Dorado County on the importance of individuals, households, and each community taking steps to be prepared for a disaster or emergency, and the role of these county programs in responding to local emergencies and disasters; and
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing September 2019 as National Preparedness Month. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
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El Dorado County has experienced catastrophic wildfires, "low snow" storms, extreme heat events, extended power and utility failures, flooding, and in 2009 the nationwide H1N1 influenza pandemic. El Dorado County's location along Highway 50 also puts the County at risk for transportation emergencies, such as hazardous materials spills, avalanche and landslide.

The mission of the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services is to help the residents of El Dorado County prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies which threaten life, property, or the environment.

In 1994, the Board of Supervisors designated the Sheriff's Office the responsibility for managing the County's Office of Emergency Services (OES). Sheriff's Office employees assigned to the OES work in collaboration with Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, hospitals, schools, and public and private agencies to implement preparedness programs, develop emergency response plans, and conduct training drills.

Included as part of the responsibility of managing the County's Office of Emergency Services, the Sheriff's Office determines when to activate the Emergency Operations Center. Activation of the Emergency Operations Center (OEC) facilitates the sharing of information and resources between the county, the Operational Area cities, and other agencies. This all...

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