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The California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), as established in California Government Code Section 8607, is hereby adopted as the standard for emergency management and disaster operations within the City of Monterey.

The functions and duties of the City’s Emergency Management Organization shall, insofar as possible, conform to the form of organization, titles, and terminology as established by the California Standardized Emergency Management System, the Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Resources Information Management System, as set forth by California Emergency Management Agency.

The City shall participate as a member of the Monterey County Operational Area in accordance with SEMS and NIMS guidelines and any memorandum of understanding entered into by and between the City and other members regarding operational area functions and coordination. (Ord. 3457 § 1, 2010)