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Preparedness Isn't Scary at Halloween Event in Desert Hot Springs
Often the thought of what would happen in the hours and days after a major disaster can be scary. On Saturday, October 25th we attended the Happy Healthy Halloween Zombie Walk. Being prepared can make dealing with disaster much easier. While Zombies isn't something we normally plan for, the Emergency Management Department, along with the county Public Health Department regularly attend community events to spread the word about how families can prepare for various emergencies. Our website is
EMD Takes Preparedness Message to Hemet Health and Housing Resource Fair
A community that is prepared for emergencies means responders will be able to focus their efforts on those who need help the most. The Emergency Management Department is always looking to take our preparedness message to various venues throughout the county. On Wednesday, October 26th EMD and RUHS Public Health were at the Health and Housing Resource Fair in Hemet talking about being prepared for emergencies. Events such as these are an important part of our outreach efforts.
EMD Participates in Terrorism Intelligence Analysis Training
The Emergency Management Department joined law enforcement, fire and other emergency management professionals in Terrorism Intelligence Analysis Training in Riverside. The training, by California Specialized Training Institute and CalOES, helps responders better analyze and work with info to keep our communities safe.
Cyber Security Workshops Help Protect Our Critical Resources
The Emergency Management Department joined with the local Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) and a host of other agencies for a cyber workshop with Jurupa Community Services District. This forum allowed water districts in Riverside and San Bernardino to refine their response plans for cyber events identification of training recommendations and opportunities and solicitating initial objectives for a cyber Tabletop Exercise planned for the near future. The attendees were able to discus
EMD Participates in October CHOG Drill
The Emergency Management Department joined experts from various agencies from across the Inland Empire as part of the Countywide HazMat Operations Group (CHOG) for an exercise held in San Bernardino County to simulate a hazardous materials incident at a rail yard. Exercises such as these give responders the opportunity to practice existing plans and work together with other agencies to ensure they are ready for real-world events. In addition to working with emergency
Combined Course (ICS, SEMS, NIMS) for Healthcare Facilities
Course to be conducted virtually via Microsoft TEAMS. Course Overview: This course consists of an introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). By the end of this course participants will have...
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Helpful Information to Protect Yourself and Your Family
If you are a resident or business owner and want to learn more about planning for an emergency and how to keep yourself and your family safe, the following pages can help:
Alert RivCo is used to rapidly alert and warn Riverside County residents in the event of an emergency event such as earthquakes, wildfires, pandemics, and floods.
Have an Emergency Plan
Find out how to plan for such emergencies as power outages, storms, floods, earthquakes, pandemics and extreme weather.
Emergency Preparedness Kits
Learn how to create a general emergency preparedness kit, as well as kits for seniors, children, pets, and those with access and functional needs.
Become a Volunteer
There are many great organizations and groups where you can volunteer to help in your community during disasters. We need you!