Show/Hide

***City Hall hours are Monday - Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. We are closed on Fridays***


Emergency Management

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

OVERVIEW AND MISSION

The City of Eastvale is committed to ensuring our community is prepared to face any natural or man-made disaster. With our growing population in Southern California, potential damage from earthquakes, fires, floods, acts of terrorism and other disasters increase drastically.

Protecting Eastvale is a top priority which requires collaboration between the community, elected and appointed officials, City staff and allied agencies. Through these partnerships, we can strive for a prompt and effective response when an emergency or disaster arises.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has adopted 4 Phases of Emergency Management that help to frame local programs to which we can continue to promote community safety and resiliency.

THE 4 PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Preparedness Phase:  Preparing to handle an emergency

  • Includes plans or preparations made to save lives and to help response and rescue operations.
  • Evacuation plans and stocking food and water are both examples of preparedness.
  • Preparedness activities take place before an emergency occurs.

Mitigation Phase:  Preventing future emergencies or minimizing their effectsEmergency Management Phases

  • Includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
  • Buying flood and fire insurance for your home is a mitigation activity.
  • Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.

Response Phase: Responding safely to an emergency

  • Includes actions taken to save lives and prevent further property damage in an emergency situation. Response is putting your preparedness plans into action.
  • Seeking shelter from a tornado or turning off gas valves in an earthquake are both response activities.
  • Response activities take place during an emergency.

Recovery Phase: Recovering from an emergency

  • Includes actions taken to return to a normal or an even safer situation following an emergency.
  • Recovery includes getting financial assistance to help pay for the repairs.
  • Recovery activities take place after an emergency.