EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN (EOP):
One of the many missions of The County of San Mateo Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security is to maintain and improve the Countywide Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The EOP is the base plan that governs the roles and responsibilities of the County in times of extrordinary emergency or disaster. Through the efforts of the Office of Emergency Services and all of the City and Town Emergency Coordinators throughout the county the EOP was revised and accepted by the Emergency Services Council and submitted for acceptance to the Board of Supervisors.
This revised EOP of May 22, 2015 reflects the nationally recognized best practices in an Emergency Operations Plan describing the emergency management phases in brief and incorporating annexes which contain the detailed actions and poloicies needed based on the type of disaster.
This new EOP willl provide the county with a more comprehensive Emergency Management Program. Flexible enough to deal with any disaster that may effect the county, and insuring the quick and efficient restoration of services to the residents of San Mateo County.
EOP Primary Documents
EOC Position Checklists
EOP Emergency Functions
PUBLIC WORKS MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT
A Mutual Aid Agreement and pre-plan is a crucial element to have in place prior to an incident to insure the quick resolution of the community following a disaster. Mutual Aid Plans have been in place for the fire service and law enforcement in San Mateo County for many years. Through the efforts of Public Works Directors throughout the county and led by Director Randy Breault of Brisbane, a similar Mutual Aid Agreement has been put into place for the Public Works functions within the county. This agreement covers the sharing of resources in times of disaster and when extraordinary circumstances occur requiring additional resources beyond what a single city has available.
COUNTYWIDE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN OF 2010
San Mateo County has the potential for many types of disasters, both natural and human caused. To determine actions that can be taken to reduce the likelihood, or minimize the potential for damage caused by a disaster the county prepares an updated Hazard Mitigation plan every five years. In July of 2015 the county Office of Emergency Services in cooperation with all of the Cities and Towns in the county, and under guidances provided by the state of California office of emergency services and the Federal Emergency Management Administration started the process of updating the hazard mitigation plan of 2010 The current 2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for download and the new 2015 revision will be posted here once it is approved by the State of California.