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Human Services Department

Human Services Department

Emergency Response & Disaster Planning

Firefighters responding to an event

Sonoma County Human Services Department is the lead for Mass Care & Shelter in the event of a fire or natural disaster in Sonoma County.  This includes the deployment, management and oversight of shelters, Local Assistance Center (LACs), Temporary Evacuation Points (TEPs) and other actions in response to an emergency.

Sonoma County COAD

Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management is responsible for the mitigation, preparedness, planning, coordination of response, and recovery activities related to county emergencies and disasters. It serves as the primary coordination point for emergency management's activities affecting more than one jurisdiction, and the unincorporated areas of the county. The Department of Emergency Management became an independent county department in July 2019.