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AB-536 Office of Emergency Services: mutual aid gap analysis.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 8589.5.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8589.5.5.
 (a) The office shall prepare a gap analysis of the state’s mutual aid systems on a biennial basis, beginning on January 1, 2022.
(b) (1) The gap analysis shall be based, among other things, on the firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, mass care, shelter, and hospital surge capacity required to respond to two simultaneous, major disasters occurring in California.
(2) At a minimum, the gap analysis shall do all of the following:
(A) Use a disaster scenario of two simultaneous major incidents, such as a major earthquake in an urban area and a wildfire siege that would result in thousands of evacuations.
(B) Estimate response requirements for the state to fully respond to the disaster events.
(C) Measure baseline preparedness of the emergency management resources and capabilities maintained at the state level, by local jurisdictions, mutual aid partners, nongovernmental resources, and private sector partners.
(D) Develop and implement strategies to reduce or eliminate response capability shortfalls.
(E) Establish target priority areas where improvements to resource levels and capabilities are most needed.
(F) Evaluate and apply lessons learned from local, state, national, and international disasters.
(c) The gap analysis shall be provided to the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, Assembly Committee on Budget, Assembly Committee on Emergency Management, and the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization no later than February 1, 2022, and by February 1 thereafter on a biennial basis.