County Recognized for Emergency Management

It was the only county in the state to earn an accreditation through the national program.

Editor’s Note: The following news release is from the office of County Supervisor Pam Slater Price. 

The national Emergency Management Accreditation Program this week renewed its accreditation of the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services.

The accreditation is one of 34 nationwide approved by EMAP and the only one to be received by a county government within California.

“This external validation shows how seriously we take public safety,” said Supervisor Pam Slater-Price. “We are determined to give our residents the highest level of public safety services.” 

In 2007, the County of San Diego was among the first county government agencies to receive EMAP accreditation and today is among the first to be reaccredited.

During a visit to the county last month, evaluators reviewed 64 emergency management standards in 16 categories to assess the county’s efforts in coordinating prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for natural and human-caused disasters.

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