There two Mutual Aid Regions, I and VI, within the Southern Administrative Region. Within the 11 counties of the region, there are 226 incorporated cities, with a total population of all cities and counties of approximately 22,885,880.
Southern Regions geography is vast and varied with terrain consisting of ocean/land interface, valley floors, agricultural centers, watershed areas, foothill regions, mountain range areas and high desert. The region boasts the largest population center of the state (Los Angeles County), the largest county by size in the nation (San Bernardino County), and two of the ten most populous cities in the nation (Los Angeles and San Diego).
Along with such diverse terrain and population densities, Southern Region presents with its own set of challenges and threats that affect California. Those vulnerabilities include: earthquakes, tsunami, wildfires, drought, river and flash flooding, dam and levee failures, pestilence, pandemic, terrorism, radiological hazards, and volcanoes.
Southern Region Operational Area Emergency Management Websites
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
CalOES Online Training Registration
Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan (updates coming soon!)
Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC)
Next MARAC Meeting: Thursday April 28th, 2022. If you would like to be added to the MARAC email distribution list, please email Deputy Regional Administrator Dan Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next LEPC Region 1 Meeting: Wednesday May 4th, 2022
Next LEPC Region 6 Meeting: Thursday May 5th, 2022
The California Emergency Services Association (CESA) is holding their annual conference in San Diego from May 2nd-May 5th, 2022. For more information visit their Facebook page for the event.