Office of Disaster & Safety

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Risk and Emergency Management (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health’s (DBH) Office of Disaster and Safety provides disaster preparedness and response, as well as safety operations coordination supporting not only the Department’s workforce, consisting of 1400+ employees, but also community-based organizations, and the residents of San Bernardino County. Activities not only include disaster preparedness planning and training but ensures a behavioral health presence and response during local disasters and/or conflict-related events. Disaster and Safety promotes safety, minimizes loss of life and property, and ensures the behavioral health needs of the community are addressed in the event of an emergency or disaster.

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