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FEMA’s Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

FEMA Advisory: February 8, 2021 In alignment with President Biden’s plan to respond to COVID-19, FEMA will work with other federal agencies to coordinate with state, tribal and territorial authorities and private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States. Key Messages At the President’s direction, FEMA has increased its support to …

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Ventura County Emergency Operations Plan

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is in the process of updating the Ventura County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  The EOP addresses the County’s planned response to emergency situations and natural, human caused or technological disasters, and requires reviewing and updating every three years.  We believe that emergency preparedness is a shared “whole community” …

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VCSO First Aid Training Saves Life

Effective Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation Saves Life Deputies assigned to the Moorpark Police Department saved the life of a 60-year-old man suffering from a medical emergency Tuesday afternoon. Deputies Raul Merino and Matthew Rodriguez responded to a report of a man who had stopped breathing. Both deputies arrived quickly at the victim’s apartment and relieved family members, …

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Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Disaster Evacuation Hi-Lo Siren (Video)

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has equipped its emergency vehicles with a new Hi-Lo siren meant to notify residents of an immediate need to evacuate during emergencies. Governor Newsom recently signed a bill authorizing the use of a European-style Hi-Lo siren to aid in emergency evacuations. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be using this warning …

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SVPD switched to encrypted radio communication

Scanners will no longer pick up Simi PD radio communications https://www.toacorn.com/articles/scanners-will-no-longer-pick-up-simi-pd/ Department is first in Ventura County to go full encrypted to comply with AG mandate| November 05, 2020 By Sylvie Belmond and Kyle Jorrey The Simi Valley Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Ventura County to encrypt all of its radio and …

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Symptoms of Coronavirus – Cold vs. Flu vs. Coronavirus

When it comes to symptoms, there are a lot of similarities between the seasonal cold, flu and coronavirus. The truth is, in some cases, it can be difficult to tell the differences, which is why mild cases of coronavirus may go undetected. Coronavirus symptoms range from mild to severe illness. The most common symptoms of …

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September is National Preparedness Month

Ready Tips Take Action During National Preparedness MonthDisasters don’t wait. Make your plan today. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a great time to plan for and practice safety with your family, co-workers, school, neighbors, and yourself! Consider taking the following steps each week during September to strengthen your knowledge of preparedness:September 1-5: Make A Plan: Talk …

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Virtual Wildfire Preparedness Course

Be Prepared for Wildfire Training Course. The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is hosting a free training course, “Be Prepared for Wildfire” to help Ventura County residents better prepare their homes, neighborhoods and communities to withstand the threat of wildland fires. The course will be presented and facilitated by experienced Wildland Urban Interface fire …

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DART Elects New Board of Directors for FY 2020-2021

Thousand Oaks, CA.: The City of Thousand Oaks’ Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) elected a new executive Board of Directors. The general meeting June 25, 2020 was conducted online using video conference software and the election was tabulated with electronic polling software. Due to the worldwide pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, this is …

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