The Cities of Anaheim and Huntington Beach have entered into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to form the Orange County-City Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Authority (OCCHMERA). Anaheim & Huntington Beach provide two hazardous materials response teams, which in turn, provide hazmat emergency service for the following Subscribing Cities: Brea, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and Orange.
The Authority, formed under the Joint Exercise of Powers Act, is considered a public entity separate and apart from the participating agencies. It is governed by a Board of Directors, supported by an Advisory Committee and administered by staff of the Hazardous Materials Section of the Anaheim Fire Department. The OCCHMERA Administrative Office is located at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805, with a phone number of (714) 765-4036, fax number of (714) 765-4608 and e-mail address of email@example.com.