DART’s purpose is to assist the City of Thousand Oaks in:
- Educating and promoting disaster and emergency safety awareness to all citizens;
- Providing assistance, as needed, for community and disaster response to the City, County and State Office of Emergency Services.
A Brief History of D.A.R.T.
Conceptually introduced in the Thousand Oaks area in late 1992, the DART program was adopted by the City Council in early 1993. Initial core training began in May 1993.
Today DART has more than 40 active members who meet and train monthly.
The cities of Westlake Village and Camarillo also have DART teams. The Mutual Aid Network assures that the cities will support one another in an emergency.