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Emergency Management

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Overview and Mission

The City of Eastvale is committed to ensuring our community is prepared to face any natural or man-made disaster. With our growing population in Southern California, potential damage from earthquakes, fires, floods, acts of terrorism and other disasters increase drastically.

Protecting Eastvale is a top priority which requires collaboration between the community, elected and appointed officials, City staff and allied agencies. Through these partnerships, we can strive for a prompt and effective response when an emergency or disaster arises.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has adopted 4 Phases of Emergency Management that help to frame local programs to which we can continue to promote community safety and resiliency.

The 4 Phases of Emergency Management

Preparedness Phase:  Preparing to handle an emergency

  • Includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
  • Evacuation plans and stocking food and water are both examples of preparedness.
  • Preparedness activities take place before an emergency occurs.

Mitigation Phase:  Preventing future emergencies or minimizing their effectsEmergency Management Phases

  • Includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
  • Buying flood and fire insurance for your home is a mitigation activity.
  • Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.

Response Phase: Responding safely to an emergency

  • Includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action.
  • Seeking shelter from a tornado or turning off gas valves in an earthquake are both response activities.
  • Response activities take place during an emergency.

Recovery Phase: Recovering from an emergency

  • Includes actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.
  • Recovery includes getting financial assistance to help pay for the repairs.
  • Recovery activities take place after an emergency.