County Emergency Preparedness

mber 2016NIMS Compliance

NIMS stands for the National Incident Management System. NIMS is a comprehensive approach to emergency preparedness and response. It provides a consistent framework that allows all levels of the public and private sectors to effectively work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from a disaster.

For more information regarding NIMS compliance, refer to the FEMA website

Disaster Service Worker Program

According to California Government Code Sections 3100-3109, all public employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers. In Plumas County, all county employees take an oath of affirmation to ensure the county has the resources and readiness to help protect public health and safety and to protect lives and property during disasters or emergencies.

In addition, volunteers with special skills, abilities, and training can also provide assistance during a disaster. To help, complete the volunteer disaster service worker registration form (PDF) and contact the Office of Emergency Services for more information.

Emergency Operating Plan

All California counties are required to maintain an Emergency Operations Plan, or EOP. This plan outlines the county's emergency management organization, function, and structure. The responsibility to keep this plan up-to-date rests with the Director of Emergency Services and the Plumas County Disaster Council, a group of key policy and decision-makers from local, state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations.

Plumas County's Emergency Operations Plan was last adopted by the Board of Supervisors in December 2016.  Click here to view the Emergency Operations Plan Page.