When an emergency or natural disaster strikes, the City of Agoura Hills is prepared to act. Following a disaster such as an earthquake or large regional fire, the Agoura Hills staff is trained and prepared to operate an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in collaboration with Los Angeles County public safety personnel. The EOC serves as the main “hub” for information and to request and disseminate resources as needed. The EOC is operated by trained City staff and follows the procedures as laid out in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that has been adopted by almost all public agencies throughout the United States. The State of California also provides emergency services assistance in the case of large scale disasters. More information can be found at www.caloes.ca.gov (California Office of Emergency Services) or follow them on Twitter for update @Cal OES
A group of local citizens have graciously volunteered their time to be trained and prepared to assist the community following a natural or man made disaster. Volunteers have completed the CERT (www.ahcert.org) training program and meet on a regular basis to find new ways to prepare and equip the Agoura Hills community for the next disaster.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Louis Celaya, Deputy City Manager, Lcelaya@agourahillscity.org or (818) 597-7314.