In response to the potential of floods, fires, storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, the City has created an emergency preparedness program encompassing a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, along with a highly organized, all-volunteer Disaster Response Team. Under the City’s plan, the City Manager serves as the emergency operations director, responsible for the implementation of the State Emergency Management System Multi-Hazard Function Plan within the organization. Activities include training staff and volunteers in preparation of a disaster, and coordinating responses with other public safety contract agencies such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff, the Lost Hills Station, the L.A. County Fire Department, etc.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for the City’s emergency notifications through Blackboard Connect -CTY. In the case of an emergency or large scale incident, residents who sign up will receive timely messages via email, cell phone, home phone, or text message. This system is controlled by the City and is the City’s primary mass notification system to send shelter-in-place instructions, evacuation, and other emergency messages.