Following the analysis, design and development of the regional emergency coordination plan, URS will work in conjunction with local emergency management agencies, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
and other officials to develop seminars, workshops and eight multi-jurisdictional exercises incorporating critical components of the plan.
CONTACT: Tom Mullins of the Office of Emergency Services
Engineers and other staff from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
are in the process of assisting local government to assess damage caused by the series of storms.
To train personnel in the specialized techniques necessary for winter searches conducted under demanding conditions, the California Office of Emergency Services
originated its annual "Search Function -- Winter Operations" course.
CONTACT: Tom Mullins of California Office of Emergency Services
, 916-427-6659/ CO: California Office of Emergency Services
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Sponsored by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
(OES) and the Collaborative for Disaster Mitigation (CDM), the three-day conference at the Hyatt Regency will help emergency managers from government and private-sector organizations throughout California and the world in their efforts to reduce deaths, injuries and property losses in future disasters through professional development courses, demonstrations of technological innovations and lessons learned by colleagues in the Sumatra tsunami, the 2003 Southern California wildfires and the Columbine shootings.
The California Office of Emergency Services
(OES) and California Department of Transportation adopted the Vigilys application for the development and deployment of the Emergency Response Management Network (ERMN).
The supervisors accepted a $500,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
to expand the 7-year-old Gang Violence Suppression Program from Lancaster into other parts of the Antelope Valley.
WHAT: Officials from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
(OES), Department of Water Resources (DWR) and National Weather Service (NWS) will hold a news conference to discuss the importance of emergency preparedness for Californians and answer questions about measures individuals can take in light of the risk of winter storms.
Additional emergency preparedness information is available on Governor's Office of Emergency Services
It's difficult to envision a situation in California where we would see mass evacuations on the scale we saw in Houston and Louisiana,'' said Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
To stress the importance of emergency preparedness this winter season, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
(OES) has announced October 26-30 as California Winter Weather and Flood Preparedness Week.