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The State Honored EPO

We received an Award for Outstanding Exercise Expertise for our 36 Hour Medical Shelter Exercise. We held the 36-hour exercise May 9-11, 2011. It included hundreds of volunteers and medical professionals who got to train first hand in responding to a major earthquake.

Find out how to be prepared for emergencies at:

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We work to reduce health threats from natural and human-caused disasters; Prepare for and respond to health aspects of disasters and help communities recover from them.


We plan for County-wide health related disasters: Educate people in our communities; Conduct disaster drills; Plan the Health Care Agency's disaster operations. We work with any organization that wants to become better prepared for health-related disasters. Click the tabs below for more information on what we do, and what you can do to get better prepared.

Emergency Alert Radio Stations

  • KVTA 1590 AM
  • KHAY 100.7 FM
  • KMLA 103.7 FM (SPANISH)


Join our preparedness coalition


Are you a medical or health facility/organization in Ventura County?

Join the many others who have been collaborating on disaster preparedness activities, trainings, and initiatives! Click the icon below to learn more about the Ventura County Health Care Coalition.

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