The San Mateo Operational Area Emergency Services Organization (Emergency Services Council)
The San Mateo Operational Area Emergency Services Council is comprised of all local governments within the geographic area of the County, special districts, unincorporated areas, and participating non-governmental entities. The purpose of the organization is to operate pursuant to Presidential Directive 5, the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Presidential Directive 8, the National Preparedness Goal and California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and local adopted Emergency Operations Plans and Annexes. The Emergency Services Councils collective goal is to provide coordinated plans for the protection of persons and property based on the five phases of emergency management, prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation; and support existing regional Public Information and Notification systems to include SMC Alert and TENS, as well as other Situational Awareness Tools; and, to continue to support the regional hazardous materials emergency response program.
Video recording of past Emergency Services Council meetings.
Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)
San Mateo County Operational Area Joint Powers Agreement
OES completed the extensive task of updating the Joint Powers Agreement in 2013 and the document was adopted in 2014.
|Glenn Sylvester||Daly City|
|Lisa Gauthier||East Palo Alto|
|Charles Bronitsky||Foster City|
|Deborah Penrose||Half Moon Bay|
|Catherine Carlton||Menlo Park|
|John Richards||Portola Valley|
|Ian Bain||Redwood City|
|Rico Medina||San Bruno|
|Matt Grocott||San Carlos|
|Diane Papan||San Mateo|
|Mark Addiego||South San Francisco|
|David Canepa||County of San Mateo|
Hazardous Material Team
The San Mateo County Hazardous Materials Team is a partnership between Belmont Fire Protection District, San Mateo County Environmental Health and the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services through the San Mateo County Emergency Services Council. It has been providing service to all areas of San Mateo County since 1984. The Response Team is staffed 24/7/365 with seven cross-trained firefighters from Belmont, as well as an Environmental Health and an OES Officer.
The Team's primary response vehicle is a grant funded, state-of-the-art vehicle that transports most of the Team and its equipment. There are other assorted trailers with additional capability used by the Team, as well.
The Team is currently working with OES to acquire additional equipment necessary to become a "Type II" Team in the CalEMA (California Emergency Management Agency) State system.
Resource typing enhances emergency readiness and response at all levels of government through a system that allows an already overwhelmed jurisdiction to augment its response resources during an incident.