Emergency Management

The Fire Department is responsible for Disaster Planning for all hazards faced by the community which include Fires, Floods, Earthquakes, Hazardous Materials and Severe Weather related incidents.

All city departments work under the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) to minimize the effects of disasters through mitigation, response and recovery activities with the goal of returning to normalcy as soon as possible.

The City participates in the Emergency Council along with various planning and preparedness committees. Police, Fire & Public Works resources participate in the Mutual Aid System and work in conjunction with the Tulare County Operational Area and State Office of Emergency Services when incidents exceed local capabilities.