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November 2016 SEMS Update:

The SEMS Maintenance System has completed the development and approval of the EOC Credentialing Guidelines for Type I, II, and III. The SEMS Advisory Board reviewed and recommended the guidelines on October 30th. The Guideline documents can be referenced below under the category of SEMS Related Documents. For more information please contact Diane Kuncz, diane.kuncz@caloes.ca.gov. The Cal OES NIMS web page provides information on the Federal NIMS Update.

 

Why SEMS?

In order to respond to frequent and multiple disasters occurring anytime and anywhere in the state, it is important that emergency response agencies operate within a clear and consistent organizational structure.  Public agencies are increasingly required to manage the costs of emergencies more effectively with fewer resources.  Many different agencies must work together effectively to protect lives, property and the environment during disasters.  SEMS facilitates priority setting, interagency cooperation, and the efficient flow of resources and information.

 

What is SEMS?

The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) is the cornerstone of California’s emergency response system and the fundamental structure for the response phase of emergency management.  The system unifies all elements of California’s emergency management community into a single integrated system and standardizes key elements.

SEMS incorporates:

   - Incident Command System (ICS),

          A field-level emergency response system based on management by objectives.

   - Multi/ Inter-agency coordination,

          Affected agencies working together to coordinate allocations of resources and emergency response activities.

   - Mutual aid,

          A system for obtaining additional emergency resources from non-affected jurisdictions.

   - Operational Area Concept -

          County and its sub-divisions to coordinate damage information, resource requests and emergency response. 

 

System Maintenance

Cal OES has developed a SEMS Maintenance System to address the need for changes.  The three-tiered system encompasses an Advisory Board, Technical Group, and Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committees (MARACs).  Collectively, these multi-agency groups ensure changes are made to the system when necessary.  They include representatives from all disciplines involved in emergency response.  The Cal OES Emergency Management Systems Unit (EMSU) supports these multi-agency groups to ensure the improvements are methodically reviewed, evaluated, and approved.

 

Compliance

SEMS is required by the California Emergency Services Act 2015 Edition (ESA) for managing multiagency and multijurisdictional responses to emergencies in California. State agencies are required to use SEMS and local government entities must use SEMS in order to be eligible for any reimbursement of response-related costs under the state’s disaster assistance programs.

 

Training

An Approved Course of Instruction (ACI) is available, consisting of four courses:

- Introduction to SEMS

- Field Operations

- Emergency Operations Center Course

- Executive Course

Each course contains modules that can be used either as a series or separately, depending on the training needs of the organization. For additional training information email Michael Brady, Michael.Brady@caloes.ca.gov.

 

​SEMS Contacts:

Diane Kuncz
(916) 845-8781 office
Diane.Kuncz@caloes.ca.gov

Cindy Shipley
(916) 845-8753 office
Cynthia.Shipley@caloes.ca.gov

 

 

EOC Credentialing FAQ v4http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/17 EOC Credentialing FAQ Sheet v4.pdfEOC Credentialing FAQ v4EOC Credentialing FAQSEMS Related Documents11/16/2016 8:34:00 PM
EOC Credentialing Type I Task Book v08http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/16 EOC Credentialing Type I Task Book v0 8.pdfEOC Credentialing Type I Task Book v08EOC Credentialing Type I Task BookSEMS Related Documents11/16/2016 8:32:41 PM
EOC Credentialing Type II Task Book v010http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/15 EOC Credentialing Type II Task Book v0 10.pdfEOC Credentialing Type II Task Book v010EOC Credentialing Type II Task Book SEMS Related Documents11/16/2016 8:31:28 PM
EOC Credentialing Type III Task Book v010http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/14 EOC Credentialing Type III Task Book v0 10.pdfEOC Credentialing Type III Task Book v010EOC Credentialing Type III Task BookSEMS Related Documents11/16/2016 8:29:43 PM
Volunteer Coordinator Position Guidance March 2015http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/13 VolunteerCoordinatorGuidance4.21.15finalPDF.pdfVolunteer Coordinator Position Guidance March 2015SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:53:13 PM
Volunteer Coordinator Position Credential Sheet March 2015http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/12 VolunteerCoordinatorCredentialCSTI-2.15finalPDF.pdfVolunteer Coordinator Position Credential Sheet March 2015SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:51:56 PM
Volunteer Deployment Guidance March 2015http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/11 VolunteerDeploymentGuidance4.14.15finalPDF.pdfVolunteer Deployment Guidance March 2015SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:50:22 PM
California Statewide Multi-Agency Coordination System (CSMACS) Guide 2-13-13http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/10 California Statewide Multi-Agency Coordination System(CSMACS) Guide 2-13-13.pdfCalifornia Statewide Multi-Agency Coordination System (CSMACS) Guide 2-13-13SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:40:59 PM
Emergency Management Mutual Aid (EMMA) EMMA Plan and Annexes, Nov 2012http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/09 EMMA Plan and Annexes, November 2012.pdfEmergency Management Mutual Aid (EMMA) EMMA Plan and Annexes, Nov 2012SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:40:40 PM
EMMA Form 1 - Resource Request and Assignmenthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/08 EMMA Form 1 - Resource Request and Assignment, Parts A and B.docEMMA Form 1 - Resource Request and AssignmentSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:40:25 PM
EMMA Form 5 - Individual Demobilization Checkouthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/07 EMMA Form 5 - Individual Demobilization Checkout.docEMMA Form 5 - Individual Demobilization CheckoutSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:39:57 PM
EMMA Form 3 - Voluntary Performance Ratinghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/06 EMMA Form 3 - Voluntary Performance Rating.docEMMA Form 3 - Voluntary Performance RatingSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:39:31 PM
EMMA Form 4 - Exit Surveyhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/05 EMMA Form 4 - Exit Survey.docEMMA Form 4 - Exit SurveySEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:39:02 PM
EMMA Form 2 - Deployment Checklisthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04 EMMA Form 2 - Deployment Checklist.docEMMA Form 2 - Deployment ChecklistSEMS Related Documents3/26/2015 10:00:24 PM
EMMA Sample Pre-Post Event Agreementhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03 EMMA Sample Pre-Post Event Agreement.docEMMA Sample Pre-Post Event AgreementSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:38:28 PM
SEMS Resource Ordering Guidehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 SEMSResourceOrderingGuide.pdfSEMS Resource Ordering GuideSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:38:13 PM
SEMS Brochure 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 SEMS Maint Brochure May_2014.pdfSEMS Brochure 2014Brief overview of the SEMS system.SEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:37:50 PM

 

 

SEMS Foundationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS_ Foundation_ver_01-2010.pdfSEMS FoundationThe purpose of the SEMS Foundation document is to summarize the fundamental integrated components of SEMS and its source documents that make up California’s integrated emergency management system. SEMS Foundation4/7/2015 10:10:34 PM

 

 

SEMS Regulationshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS_Regulations.pdfSEMS RegulationsThe SEMS regulations are described in the California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 1. SEMS Regulations4/7/2015 10:10:50 PM

 

 

SEMS Guidelines Completehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/12 SEMS Guidelines Complete.pdfSEMS Guidelines CompleteStandardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Guidelines- The SEMS guidelines are intended to assist those responsible for planning, implementing and participating in SEMS.SEMS Guidelines4/7/2015 10:11:08 PM

 

 

Part I-A General System Descriptionhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 2006-SEMSGdlines-PartIA.pdfPart I-A General System DescriptionSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:27:19 PM
Part I-B Field Response Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 2006-SEMSGdlins-Part1B.pdfPart I-B Field Response LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:27:45 PM
Part I-C Local Government Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03 2006-SEMSGdlins-Part1C.pdfPart I-C Local Government LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:28:00 PM
Part I-D Operational Area Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04 2006-SEMSGdlins-Part1D.pdfPart I-D Operational Area LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:28:15 PM
Part I-E Regional Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/05 2006-SEMSGdlins-Part1E.pdfPart I-E Regional LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:28:30 PM
Part I-F State Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/06 2006-SEMSGdlins-Part1F.pdfPart I-F State LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/7/2015 10:28:44 PM

 

 

Part II-B Local Government Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02-2006-SEMSGdlins-PartIIB.pdfPart II-B Local Government LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS4/7/2015 10:29:49 PM
Part II-C Operational Areahttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03-2006-SEMSGdlins-PartIIC.pdfPart II-C Operational AreaSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS4/7/2015 10:30:02 PM
Part II-E State Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/05-2006-SEMSGdlins-PartIIE.pdfPart II-E State LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS4/7/2015 10:30:34 PM
Part II-A Field Responsehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01-2006-SEMSGdlins-PartIIA.pdfPart II-A Field ResponseSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS 4/7/2015 10:29:33 PM
Part II-D Regional Levelhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04-2006-SEMSGdlins-PartIID.pdfPart II-D Regional LevelSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS 4/7/2015 10:30:17 PM

 

 

PART III SEMS Maintenance System SEMS Maint Sys Guidelines- November 2009.docxhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 SEMS Maint Sys Guidelines- November 2009.docxPART III SEMS Maintenance System SEMS Maint Sys Guidelines- November 2009.docxSEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents4/7/2015 10:30:59 PM
Part III After Action Reporting - Revised 06-22-11http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 SEMS Guidelines Part III AAR - Revised 6-22-11.pdfPart III After Action Reporting - Revised 06-22-11SEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents4/7/2015 10:31:12 PM
Part III Action Planninghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03 2001-PartIII-ActionPlanning.pdfPart III Action PlanningSEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents4/7/2015 10:31:26 PM
Part III Glossary of Termshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04 2001-PartIII-GlossaryTerms.pdfPart III Glossary of TermsSEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents4/7/2015 10:31:38 PM

 

 

EOC LG Handbook - Finance Local Government Handbook - Finance http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 EOC-LGHandbk-Finance.pdfEOC LG Handbook - Finance Local Government Handbook - Finance SEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:45:38 PM
Logistics Local Government Handbook - Logisticshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 EOC-LGHandbk-Logistics.pdfLogistics Local Government Handbook - LogisticsSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:45:48 PM
Management Local Government Handbook - Managementhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03 EOC-LGHandbk-Mgmt.pdfManagement Local Government Handbook - ManagementSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:45:59 PM
Operations Local Government Handbook - Operationshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04 EOC-LGHandbk-Ops.pdfOperations Local Government Handbook - OperationsSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:46:12 PM
Planning Local Government Handbook - Planninghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/05 EOC-LGHandbk-Planning.pdfPlanning Local Government Handbook - PlanningSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:46:24 PM
Finance Operational Area Handbook - Financehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/06 EOC-OAHandbk-Finance.pdfFinance Operational Area Handbook - FinanceSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:46:33 PM
Logistics Operational Area Handbook - Logisticshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/07 EOC-OAHandbk-Logistics.pdfLogistics Operational Area Handbook - LogisticsSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:46:43 PM
Management Operational Area Handbook - Managementhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/08 EOC-OAHandbk-Mgmt.pdfManagement Operational Area Handbook - ManagementSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:46:52 PM
Operations Operational Area Handbook - Operationshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/09 EOC-OAHandbk-Ops.pdfOperations Operational Area Handbook - OperationsSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:47:01 PM
Planning Operational Area Handbook - Planninghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/10 EOC-OAHandbk-Planning.pdfPlanning Operational Area Handbook - PlanningSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:47:10 PM
EOC Participant Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/11 EOC-ParticipantManual.pdfEOC Participant ManualSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/7/2015 10:47:20 PM
SEMS Guidance for Special Districtshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/20 FinalSDguidance.docSEMS Guidance for Special DistrictsSEMS Guidance for Special DistrictsSEMS Handbooks and Guides12/15/2015 11:04:49 PM
SEMS Emergency Planning Guide (EPG)http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/21 LEPGVol11.pdfSEMS Emergency Planning Guide (EPG)SEMS Emergency Planning Guide (EPG)SEMS Handbooks and Guides12/15/2015 11:11:31 PM
SEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model City Planhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/22 LEPGVol21.pdfSEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model City PlanSEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model City PlanSEMS Handbooks and Guides12/15/2015 11:12:38 PM
SEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model County Planhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/23 LEPGVol31.pdfSEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model County PlanSEMS Emergency Planning Guide- Model County PlanSEMS Handbooks and Guides12/15/2015 11:13:42 PM

​SEMS-NIMS Integration

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the overall statewide integration of the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to meet federal NIMS requirements and timeframes. NIMS was developed by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-5 to ensure that all levels of government across the nation have the capability to work efficiently and effectively together, using a national approach to domestic incident management.

 

 

Section I: Preface and Section II: NIMS Compliance http://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 CAimpNIMS-SecI-II.pdfSection I: Preface and Section II: NIMS Compliance SEMS-NIMS Integration4/7/2015 10:47:32 PM
Section III: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for State Agencieshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 CAimpNIMS-SecIII.pdfSection III: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for State AgenciesSEMS-NIMS Integration4/7/2015 10:47:41 PM
Section IV: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for Local Governmentshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/03 CAimpNIMS-SecIV.pdfSection IV: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for Local GovernmentsSEMS-NIMS Integration4/7/2015 10:47:50 PM
Section V: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for Tribal Governmentshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/04 CAimpNIMS-SecV.pdfSection V: FY 2006 NIMS Compliance Guidance for Tribal GovernmentsSEMS-NIMS Integration4/7/2015 10:47:59 PM
Section VI: Supporting Materialshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/05 CAimpNIMS-SecVI.pdfSection VI: Supporting MaterialsSEMS-NIMS Integration4/7/2015 10:48:08 PM

 

 

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