EPAC will provide policy advice to the Fire Chief regarding Alameda’s emergency preparedness and ability to respond. Our objective is to ensure that Alameda is a safe, well-prepared place to live, work, and visit, and is resilient in the aftermath of a disaster. EPAC will be a community forum focused on coordinating and integrating the efforts of Alameda’s civic, commercial, and service communities. EPAC will also assist with coordinating efforts with county, state, and federal emergency preparedness organizations.
EPAC will consist of department heads or representatives from key City agencies and community representatives appointed by the fire chief. The Council is created in recognition that preparedness efforts must be collaborative and when, confronted with a crisis, the community must respond as a system in order to ensure the greatest service to those in need.