The County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) shall continue to maintain and update the Ventura County Multi- Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years and update the Ventura County Emergency Operations Plan every three years. Updates will include including mitigation measures and preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for hazards identified in this Element. To the extent feasible, County agencies shall, and other public agencies are encouraged to, participate in joint emergency planning and response training, and cooperatively respond to emergencies when they occur.
The County Sheriff’s Department, Office of Emergency Services shall review and revise the Dam Failure Contingency section of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years and continue to provide public information on dam failure preparedness and response.
The County shall update planning documents, maps, and the Operational Area Tsunami Evacuation Plan, when necessary to reflect the most current tsunami information, and identify actions necessary to mitigate property damage, and maintain evacuation readiness. (MPSP, SO)
For County facilities that could potentially be the source of a marine oil spill or onshore oil spill, the County shall develop, exercise, review, and share their prevention and response plans with regulatory and emergency agencies. The County shall also continue to participate in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response Area Contingency Plan process.
The VC Alert Emergency Notification System shall be used to provide timely instructional information to residents in an emergency. The County shall also continue to engage in outreach efforts to inform the public about the VC Alert System such as distributing printed informational materials at County- and city-sponsored community events and meetings. Furthermore, the County shall maintain and update an incident webpage to serve as a single, central location for residents to receive realtime emergency information during an emergency. The VCEmergency.com website provides the public with real-time incident information such as evacuation locations, road closures, human and animal evacuation shelters, fire perimeters, and more.