The Emergency Management Division's primary role is to prepare and maintain the City's emergency plans in accordance with local, state, and federal legislation, and coordinate and serve as a technical advisor to the City's emergency organization, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities.
The Emergency Management Division assists Department Heads and Coordinators with planning for events/incidents; coordinating emergency response and recovery plans with neighboring cities, local agencies and businesses; participate in mitigation and preparedness programs, plans, and projects.
The Emergency Management Division is responsible for a variety of key assignments:
Terrorism Liaison Official (TLO) - participates in homeland security (domestic terrorism) planning, serving as a terrorism liaison official in conjunction with the El Segundo Police Department, County of Los Angeles, State of California and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
NIMS- point of contact for all city-wide training for the National incident Management System, the Incident Command System and the Standarized Emergency Management System;
Grants - assist with research, emergency equipment acquisition; manage the application process for state and federal disaster reimbursement or hazard mitigation funds;
Education - assisting and educating residential and business community groups;
Liaison with local, state, and federal emergency service agencies;
Training and Exercises - develops and implements disaster exercises; manage city disaster preparedness equipment, supplies and materials programs; implement emergency services training program for all city staff;
Planning - update and revise the City's Emergency Operations Plan as needed; update and revise the city's hazard mitigation plan as needed; develop and maintain the City's disaster recovery plan;
Programs Management - serve as program manager for the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), amateur radio group (RACES/ESARG);
Disaster Recovery - in declared emergency - facilitate the disaster recovery process in coordination with the City Manager and City Council.