Standardized Emergency Management System

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Upcoming Meetings:

SEMS Advisory Board Meeting
January 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MPR 1&2
Cal OES Headquarters
3650 Schriever Ave
Mather, CA 95655

 

Why the Standardized Emergency Management System  (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?

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 make changes 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 methodical review, evaluation, and approval to any improvements.

 

Compliance

The California Emergency Services Act 2015 Edition (ESA) requires SEMS 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 Bruce Gadbois, Bruce.Gadbois@caloes.ca.gov or Robert Lewis, Robert.Lewis@caloes.ca.gov.

 

EOC Credentialing Guidelines

The SEMS related documents below includes EOC credentialing Guidelines. For more information, please contact  Bruce Gadbois, Bruce.Gadbois@caloes.ca.gov or Robert Lewis, Robert.Lewis@caloes.ca.gov.The Cal OES NIMS web page provides information on the Federal NIMS update.

​SEMS Contacts:

Cameron Bardwell
(916) 845-8781 office
Cameron.Bardwell@caloes.ca.gov

 

 

 

EOC Credentialing FAQ v4https://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 v08https://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 v010https://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 v010https://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 2015https://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 2015https://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 2015https://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 2-13-13https://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 2012https://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 Assignmenthttps://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 Checkouthttps://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 Ratinghttps://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 Surveyhttps://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 Checklisthttps://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 Agreementhttps://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 Guidehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/02 SEMSResourceOrderingGuide.pdfSEMS Resource Ordering GuideSEMS Related Documents6/19/2015 5:38:13 PM
SEMS Brochure 2014https://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 Foundationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS Foundation.pdfSEMS FoundationSEMS Foundation3/28/2019 11:19:48 PM

 

 

SEMS Regulationshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS Regulations.pdfSEMS RegulationsSEMS Regulations4/22/2019 9:07:30 PM

 

 

SEMS Guidelines Completehttps://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

 

 

Standardized Emergency Management System Part 1https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part1.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 1SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:58:24 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System Part 2https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part2.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 2SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:58:35 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System Part 3https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part3.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 3SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:58:49 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System Part 4https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part4.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 4SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:59:30 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System Part 5https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part5.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 5SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:58:58 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System Part 6https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_Part6.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System Part 6SEMS Guidelines - Part I System Description4/22/2019 8:59:08 PM

 

 

Standardized Emergency Management System II Part Ehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management SystemII_PartE.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System II Part ESEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS4/22/2019 9:03:17 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System II Part Ahttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_IIPartA.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System II Part ASEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS3/28/2019 8:55:43 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System II Part Bhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_IIPartB.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System II Part BSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS3/28/2019 9:04:49 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System II Part Chttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_IIPartC.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System II Part CSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS3/28/2019 9:39:43 PM
Standardized Emergency Management System II Part Dhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Standardized Emergency Management System_IIPartD.pdfStandardized Emergency Management System II Part DSEMS Guidelines - Part II Planning and Developing SEMS3/28/2019 9:43:50 PM
Part II-A Field Responsehttps://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

 

 

SEMS Guidelines AAR Part IIIhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 2006-SEMSGdlnesAAR_Part III.pdfSEMS Guidelines AAR Part IIISEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents3/28/2019 10:05:09 PM
SEMS Guidelines Action Planning Part III 01https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 2006-SEMSGdlnes_ActionPlanning_Part III.pdfSEMS Guidelines Action Planning Part III 01SEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents3/28/2019 10:05:55 PM
SEMS Guidelines Glossary Terms Part IIIhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/01 2006-SEMSGdlnes_GlossaryTerms_Part III.pdfSEMS Guidelines Glossary Terms Part IIISEMS Guidelines - Part III Supporting Documents3/28/2019 9:58:32 PM
Part III SEMS Maintance Sustem Guidelineshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Part III SEMS Maintance Sustem SEMS Maint Sys Guidelines-January_2019.pdfPart III SEMS Maintance Sustem GuidelinesSEMS Guidelines - part III Supporting Documents4/22/2019 9:04:56 PM

 

 

Local Government EOC Finance Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/EOC LG Handbook-Finance Local Government Handbook-Finance.pdfLocal Government EOC Finance HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 10:41:10 PM
Local Government EOC Participant Reference Manualhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Local Government – DRAFT PARTICIPANT REFERENCE MANUAL.pdfLocal Government EOC Participant Reference ManualSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:05:48 PM
Local Government EOC Logistics Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Local Government – Logistics Handbook.pdfLocal Government EOC Logistics HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:06:01 PM
Local Government EOC Management Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Local Government – Management.pdfLocal Government EOC Management HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:06:12 PM
Local Government EOC Operations Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Local Government – Operations.pdfLocal Government EOC Operations HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 10:57:04 PM
Local Government EOC Planning Handbook https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Local Government – PlanningIntelligence.pdfLocal Government EOC Planning Handbook SEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:06:22 PM
Operational Area EOC Management Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Operational Area – Management.pdfOperational Area EOC Management HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:06:32 PM
Operational Area EOC Finance Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Operational Area – Finance.pdfOperational Area EOC Finance HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:06:51 PM
Operational Area EOC Logistics Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Operational Area – Logistics.pdfOperational Area EOC Logistics HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:07:03 PM
Operational Area EOC Operational Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Operational Area – Operations.pdfOperational Area EOC Operational HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:07:13 PM
Operational Area EOC Planning Handbookhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS EOC Course Part III Supporting Documents Operational Area – Planning_Intelligence.pdfOperational Area EOC Planning HandbookSEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 11:05:12 PM
SEMS Guidelines for Special Districtshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS Guidelines for Special Districts.pdfSEMS Guidelines for Special DistrictsSEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 11:07:39 PM
Volume 1 Emergency Planning Guidehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Volume 1_Emergency Planning Guide.pdfVolume 1 Emergency Planning GuideSEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 11:08:47 PM
Volume 2 Model City Plan https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Volume 2_Emergency Planning Guide_Model City Plan.pdfVolume 2 Model City Plan SEMS Handbooks and Guides3/28/2019 11:18:32 PM
Volume 3 Model County Planhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/Volume 3_Emergency Planning Guide_Model County Plan.pdfVolume 3 Model County PlanSEMS Handbooks and Guides4/22/2019 9:07:48 PM
SEMS Resource Ordering and Trackinghttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SEMS Resource Ordering and Tracking.pdfSEMS Resource Ordering and TrackingSEMS Handbooks and Guides 3/28/2019 11:23:30 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.

 

 

California Governor Executive Order S-2-05https://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/00 Executive Order S-2-05.pdfCalifornia Governor Executive Order S-2-05California Governor Executive Order S-2-05 NIMS IntegrationSEMS-NIMS Integration2/8/2018 7:59:13 PM
​SEMS NIMS Integration Section IIIhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SECTION III_1242019.pdf​SEMS NIMS Integration Section III​SEMS-NIMS Integration3/28/2019 10:18:28 PM
​SEMS NIMS Integration Section IVhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SECTION IV_1232019.pdf​SEMS NIMS Integration Section IV​SEMS-NIMS Integration3/28/2019 10:19:01 PM
​SEMS NIMS Integration Section I & IIhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SECTION I_II_1292019.pdf​SEMS NIMS Integration Section I & II​SEMS-NIMS Integration4/22/2019 9:05:27 PM
​SEMS NIMS Integration Section VIhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SECTION VI_02062019.pdf​SEMS NIMS Integration Section VI​SEMS-NIMS Integration3/28/2019 10:20:17 PM
​SEMS NIMS Integration Section Vhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Documents/SECTION V_1222019.pdf​SEMS NIMS Integration Section V​SEMS-NIMS Integration3/28/2019 10:19:44 PM

 

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