Emergency Services & Public Education

Ensure the City is ready and able to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of major emergencies that threaten lives, property, and the environment by: 1) conducting comprehensive safety education programs for the public that are linguistically appropriate and culturally relevant; 2) training City employees regarding their Disaster Service Worker roles and responsibilities; 3) Develop and work with Bilingual staff to utilize their skill sets during an EOC activation; and 4) Continue agency coordination activities by fostering partnerships with

community based organization that assists in the City’s emergency management efforts.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Collaborate with County Office of Emergency Management and other government, non-government, and non-profit agencies in disseminating comprehensive disaster preparedness education to the whole community and to ensure compliance with State and Federal statutes.


Revise and maintain annually the City's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance to the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Develop a Spanish Cadre to assist the Emergency Operations Center during times of activation.


Assist two of the three new City Departments in developing their emergency response plans.


Provide focused virtual training for Emergency Operations Center staff and volunteers.


Conduct a Community Disaster Education Train-the-Trainer course in English and Spanish to enhance our instructor cadre to reach more of the community with emergency information. We will be inviting the jurisdictions to send representative to this course.


Conduct quarterly trainig with the EOC Spanish Cadre to be used during times of emergency for whole community communications.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Develop three emergency prevention and fire safety videos to use during virtual public educations outreach.


Work with Santa Barbara County OEM to update the City's Hazard Mitigation Plan as part of the County's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is updated every five (5) years as required by FEMA.

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MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

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