Who is in charge? The City Manager acts as the Emergency Services Director. The Director works closely with city staff during a disaster; while the day-to-day operation of disaster preparedness and readiness lies with the Emergency Preparedness Manager, a Roseville Fire Department Battalion Chief.
What is a disaster? A disaster can take many forms. The City Office of Emergency Services responds to all kinds of disasters, including:
Major power outages
What happens if/when there is a disaster in Roseville? When a disaster occurs, the Emergency Services Director meets with city staff to prioritize and develop strategies to handle the disaster incident. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated. The EOC becomes the center of communication and coordination of resources. The Emergency Preparedness Manager coordinates all of the functions within the EOC.
The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with a disaster by planning ahead. Visit our Personal Readiness page to prepare yourself. The checklists will help you get started. Discuss the ideas with your family and then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone can see it -- on the refrigerator or bulletin board.