Emergency Preparedness, Response, Recovery


The following tabs provide vital information and resources that cities building, planning and engineering departments may need before, during and after a disaster. 

The tabs below are broken up by different resource types. 

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for CalOES & Jurisdictions 
Guidance for Barricading, Cordoning, Evaluating and Stabilizing Buildings with Substantial Damage in Disasters – Published July 2018)
SAP Go Kit Checklist (Updated November 2018)

See tabs for additional resources below from CalOES, FEMA along with other resources. 

The materials and tools found below were created with the assistance from the Emergency Preparedness Committee. If you have any questions regarding the materials, please contact the committee directly. 

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Helpful Documents

Emergency Management Mutual Aid Plan - Deployment Checklist
Incident Action Planning Guide (Updated 2012)
National Incident Management System (Updated 2017)
Inland Region Operational Area Assignments (Updated April 2018)
SEMS Brochure (Updated May 2014)
Emergency Management Mutual Aid Sample Pre/Post-Event Agreement
SEMS Guidelines
Disaster Declaration Process
Planning Phase Guide
WEB EOC Quick Reference Card
Initial Damage Estimate
Historic Preservations Disaster Checklist (Updated 2015)
Sample Press Release
Create a Plan - Disaster Service Worker Example

Disaster Recovery Assistance Sample Documents

Sample Handout - Foundation Memo
Flow Chart - I Live in the Fire Area: What Do I Need to Do?
Disaster Recovery Assistance and Service
Sample Demo Packet
OSFM Rebuilding After a Wildfire
Sample Firestrom FAQ's
Sample Northern California Fire Emergency Response Handout
Sample FEMA Disaster Aid Handout
Sample Permit Process Handout
Sample Temporary Dwelling/Accessory Structure Application

Tools and Training

Alerts and Warnings Handout
FEMA Independent Study Program Course Brochure (Updated March 2018)
Sample FEMA Field Preparations Checklist
Building a Disaster Supply List
Instructions for Completing the Revised Rapid Evaluation Form
Family Communication Plan Card
SAP Evaluator Go Kit Checklist
American Red Cross Emergency Contact Card
FEMA Family Emergency Plan Contact Card
Southern California Preparedness Foundation Suggested Items for 72-Hour (Grab and Go) Emergency Preparedness Kit
California Public Employee Disaster Service Workers Handout
Social Media for Government Toolkit
Building Assessment Safety Checklist Handout
CAL EMA NIMS Compliance Training Reference Chart
NIMS Training Matrix Guidance
NIMS Cal OES Compliant Training Reference Chart
Sample Letter NIMS Cal OES Compliant Training Reference Chart
SEMS Guidelines
Guidance for Estimating Percent Damage for Non-Residential Structure
Substantial Damage in the Disaster Recovery Environment
FEMA National Incident Management System Guideline for Mutual Aid
FEMA NIMS Training Program FAQs
FEMA NIMS Training Program FAQs
Sample Fire Recovery e-File Policy

Safety Assessment Program

For more information on Cal OES’ Safety Assessment Program, please visit their website – click here

Deployment Job Aid - Safety Assessment Program Evaluator
FEMA Independent Study Program Course Brochure (Updated March 2018)
Safety Assessment Program Reporting Checklist
Debris Prep Tool Assessment
Sample Initial Damage Assessment Form (Updated June 2016)
Disaster Service Worker Status Handout
Instructions for Completing the Detailed Evaluation Form
Individual Assistance Damage Assessment Level Guidelines
Sample Disaster Preparedness Checklist
FEMA - An Introduction to Building Codes for Property Owners
Checklist of Damage Assessment Process (Updated 2014)
Checklist for Coordinators - Agenda Debrief
Disaster Assessment Professional Resource Matrix

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions for the Home and Office
Creating a Healthy Home - A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes
Recovering from Disaster
American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Basic Preparedness
FEMA Emergency Supply List
What is a State of Emergency FAQs
Your Family Disaster Supplies & Preparedness Calendar

Helpful CalOES Links

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES)
CalOES Safety Assessment Program (SAP)
CalOES Regional Operations Contacts (Coastal, Inland, Southern)
CalOES (6) Local Emergency Planning Districts Contacts
CalOES (4) Operational Area Contacts
CalOES Debris Management
Integrated Waste Disaster Plan (Planning, Declarations, Debris)
CalOES Grants and Funding
Structural Engineers Association OC Earthquake Safety Info
USGS Earthquake Program

City Examples

The documents below are meant to serve as samples for California building departments to review in the development of their own post-disaster recovery resources. The CALBO Emergency Preparedness Committee is currently developing such customizable resources for the CALBO Community. 

Residential Building Permit Checklist – City of Santa Rosa Resource
Smoke Damage Assessment, Procedures and Information – City of Santa Rosa Resource
Process for Addressing Fire Damaged Structures – City of Santa Rosa Resource
Helping Our Community Rebuilding City Zoning Guide – City of Santa Rosa Resource