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City of Anaheim
External Affairs
City Hall
7th Floor
200 South Anaheim Boulevard,
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-5162
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Emergency Preparedness Division
Ellen Lopez, Emergency Management Director

The Emergency Preparedness Division operates under the direction of a Deputy Chief and consists of the Homeland Security Bureau, the Training Section and the Office of Disaster Preparedness.

The Homeland Security Bureau, in collaboration with Anaheim Police, is responsible for oversight of State and Federal grant programs including; the State Homeland Security and Federal Urban Area Security Initiative funds. Additionally, the bureau oversees planning and command functions for special events occurring in the City.
The Training Section is tasked with providing 240 annual hours of in-service training to each Fire Department member in all areas of technical rescue; initial training and supervision of the probationary period training and performance of all new recruit firefighters; and employee and supervisory development training to all employees.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness ensures that both City employees and residents are as prepared as possible for disasters that are natural or man-made. This is accomplished by providing; employee and citizen education in preparedness, training employees in disaster response, management, and recovery, maintaining the City Disaster Plan, and overseeing operation of the City of Anaheim Emergency Operations Center.