During a state of emergency, the La Palma City Manager acts as the City’s Director of Emergency Services, while City department heads assume Emergency Operations Center roles in the areas of operations, planning, logistics, and finance.
The La Palma Police Department drafts emergency plans, conducts disaster training, and coordinates with county, state, federal, and non-governmental response agencies. The Police Department manages the Police Explorer Program, Volunteers in Policing (VIP) Program, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Key to Success
The City uses a collaborative approach to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and disaster recovery. Inter-departmental communications promote working relationships among a variety of response disciplines while complying with requirements of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).