Disaster Service Worker Program Overview
Disaster Service Worker Program for Public Employees
As a County employee, your day-to-day roles and responsibilities directly impact the lives of people who live, work, and play in the County of Sonoma. During a declared emergency or disaster, the County may ask you to do work outside the normal scope of your duties as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW).
All public employees in the State of California are considered Disaster Service Workers. As a DSW you will never be asked to perform any duty or function you do not know how to perform or have not received adequate training to complete. While the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) facilitates the DSW program, it is a program that spans all County departments.