Emergency Preparedness

The best way to avoid or minimize losses in a disaster is to prepare!While various organizations and agencies provide support in the event of an emergency, none of them have the ability to respond to your situation as fast as you can. Should a wide-scale emergency or disaster affect your home, please prepare yourself with the knowledge and resources to keep you, your family, and your friends safe.

PREPARE

Ready OC More than 82% of residents in the U.S. and Orange County are aware that emergency preparedness is important to handle disasters. Yet of these, most have made little, if any, actual preparations! What about you? Are you ready? Why should you prepare for emergencies before they happen? From the Yorba Linda fires to the Laguna Beach landslides to ever-present earthquakes, our county continuously faces emergency situations. We know that the next emergency is coming. We just don’t know when or what kind it will be. But we can – and must – prepare now for the next emergency. Our family, friends and community depend on it. Log on to the ReadyOC website www.readyoc.org for additional information.


MyHazards Use this website to discover the hazards that exist in your area and learn how to reduce YOUR risk!Remember, the best way to recover from disasters is by reducing the risks before a disaster strikes. 

 

COMMUNICATE

Alert OC is a mass notification system designed to notify Orange County residents and businesses of pertinent information related to emergency incidents. By registering with Alert OC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or the City of Stanton may be sent to your home, cell phone, or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, e-mail accounts and hearing impaired receiving devices. Mass notification systems have been credited with saving lives during the 2007 Southern California wildfires by quickly notifying residents of evacuation instructions. Your participation in the system will allow the City and the County to more quickly and efficiently transmit important emergency information to the community. This system is voluntary and you may opt out at any time.


OC RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) County of Orange RACES, an auxiliary communications unit of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD), is administered by OCSD's Communications & Technology Division. Members are registered as Disaster Service Workers with OCSD's Emergency Management Bureau. They are trained to provide voice, video, and data communications during emergencies, using their own equipment on County VHF and UHF repeaters and simplex frequencies. When activated, OCRACES provides emergency communications support, handles messages between incidents and the EOC, or between public-safety agencies and critical locations, and reports conditions from the field to the EOC or Command Post.

PARTICIPATE

The Great California ShakeOut City staff participated in the the ShakeOut, which was held in October 2015. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.Stanton City Hall and its employees  joined millions of Californians in organizing a ShakeOut event.Individuals, families, businesses, and schools are all invited to register at ShakeOut.org.


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

While no plan can completely prevent death and destruction, good plans carried out by knowledgeable and well-trained personnel can and will minimize losses. The plan establishes the emergency organization, assigns tasks, specifies policies and general procedures, and provides for coordination of planning efforts of the various emergency staff and service elements utilizing the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The plan will be executed through the use of these management tools. The Plan incorporates and coordinates all the facilities and personnel of the City, County of Orange and the Orange County Operational Area member jurisdictions into an efficient organization capable of responding effectively to any emergency.

EXTRA

Other Important Emergency Services Information:

Local Red Cross Chapter
601 N. Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana, CA, 92705
Phone: (714) 481-5300
Website