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Department of Emergency Management

Department of Emergency Management Programs

Emergency Management Programs


Auxiliary Communications Service

The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is a program created to supplement government emergency communications with professional, unpaid volunteer staff. ACS is not an amateur radio club. It is part of local government and operates under the authority of the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management.


Disaster Service Worker

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.


Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness information including building emergency kits and Go Bags, information for home and business, disaster myths, community neighborhood groups organized for preparedness, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).