For Immediate Release, October 17, 2018: Crescenta Valley Water District Staff trains with the California Specialized Training Institute on Emergency Response
October 17, 2018
NEWS FROM CRESCENTA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
From the General Manager’s Office
FAX (818) 248-1659
For Immediate Release, October 17, 2018:
Crescenta Valley Water District Staff trains with the California Specialized Training
Institute on Emergency Response.
The Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) along with other members of the Public Water Agencies Group (PWAG) trained last week in California’s Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) as well as National Incident Management System
Staff and Board Members from CVWD and employees from neighboring agencies gathered at CVWD’s Water treatment facility to partake in an 8 hour certification class in order to prepare for, respond to, and recover more effectively and efficiently to disasters.
(SEMS) is California’s emergency response system, the structure for the response phase of emergency management. In order to respond to frequent and multiple disasters occurring anytime and anywhere in the state, it is important that emergency response agencies operate within a clear and consistent organizational structure. Public agencies are increasingly required to manage the costs of emergencies more effectively with fewer resources. Many different agencies must work together effectively to protect lives, property and the environment during disasters. SEMS facilitates
priority setting, inter-agency cooperation, and the efficient flow of resources and information. SEMS is required by the California Emergency Services Act 2015 Edition (ESA) for managing multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional responses to emergencies in California. State agencies are required to use
SEMS and local government entities must use SEMS in order to be eligible for any reimbursement of response-related costs under the state’s disaster assistance programs.