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Cupertino is Prepared to Respond

Post Date:06/14/2019 1:24 pm
In an effort prepare the City of Cupertino during an emergency, the Cupertino Office of Emergency Services has just completed updating the City’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOP). The EOP is a document that outlines how the City will respond to an emergency and best care for its community members. 

The EOP assigns responsibility to City departments and partner agencies, while describing how people and property will be protected. It also clarifies the four phases of emergency management:

Mitigation
Pre-event planning and actions that aim to lessen the occurrence or effects of potential disaster. This could include improving building codes and conducting public education.

Preparedness
Planning how to respond to a disaster by updating and maintaining plans such as the EOP. Preparedness also includes exercising those plans and ensuring we have a proper emergency notification system in place.

Response
Activities that address the direct effects of an incident and immediate actions to save lives and protect property. Training staff to perform emergency operation functions is critical to responding to hazards created by a disaster.

Recovery
The activities following a disaster to return the community back to normal. 

The updated EOP will be brought to City Council for adoption on June 18, 2019. To view the EOP, please visit www.cupertino.org/agenda and download the City Council Meeting agenda for June 18.
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