Fully established in 2021, the City of Temecula's Office of Emergency Management coordinates the planning, response, support and recovery efforts before, during, and after any large-scale event as well as many emergencies.
The City of Temecula’s Office of Emergency Management is a function of the City Manager’s Office in cooperation with our stakeholders which include the Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and the Riverside County Emergency Management Department. The Emergency Manager works closely with the City and all of its stakeholders representing the “whole community” to ensure all functions of Emergency Management are effectively implemented.
City personnel prepare for disasters by developing effective plans, conducting training and exercises, and ensuring facilities and equipment are ready for response at a moment’s notice
The City of Temecula Emergency Management Program (EMP) employs the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as doctrine for an all-hazards response. Both SEMS and NIMS are emergency management systems that provide a consistent template for all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector so that they can work together to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of their cause, size, location, or complexity.
OEM is responsible for developing and implementing city-wide programs and projects that promote disaster planning, training, mitigation, response, prevention and recovery for all-hazards.