The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is an all-hazard plan that describes how the City of Hesperia will respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters in the community. In response to an emergency, the City uses the EOP to implement operational procedures and protocols that concentrate on public welfare.
The contents of the EOP establish a framework for emergency management activities and assign key responsibilities among City departments.
The plan is primarily applicable to extraordinary situations and is not intended for use in response to typical, day-to-day emergency situations. Some hazards addressed in the EOP include:
- Dam Failure
- Severe Thunderstorm
- Technology Hazards including hazardous material incidents
- Human Hazards including terrorism
The City’s EOP complements the San Bernardino County Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan (County-EOP), Cal EMA State Emergency Plan (SEP), and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) the National Response Framework (NRF), identifies critical tasks needed to support a wide range of response activities.
The Emergency Operations Plan is reviewed and updated every four years with the most current information and procedures. An updated version is in the planning process to be released in 2022. Developing the EOP is a collaborative effort among City Departments with input from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Hesperia Unified School District, healthcare entities, business owners, and local stakeholders.
The 2022 Emergency Operations Plan draft is under review and will be recommended for adoption to the City Council this fall.