Rio Arriba County Emergency Preparedness
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to prepare for and reduce the effects of natural or man-made disasters through planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
The projects slated for FY2006 will be based on mandated requirements from both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They will include measures to ensure compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The compliance with NIMS must be completed prior to October 2006 and will require participation from all elected officials and Directors within the County. This requirement will be tied to all future funding.
National Incident Management System Compliance
The NIMS compliance mandate ensures that all levels of government respond to natural or man-made disasters in a efficient and effective manner. NIMS is comprised of several components involving the Incident Command System, Management of Resources, Public Information and Unified Command
Conduct Staff training of IS700 to familiarize all staff with the requirements of NIMS
Train Directors and Elected Officials to the IS- Intermediate level
Conduct a county wide table top exercise to reinforce lessons learned
Work with Directors to ensure development of county resources to include type and kind
Conduct capability assessment with local response agencies to enhance response to CBRNE incidents.
Train responders with courses designed for hazardous materials response to include:
Hazardous Materials: Awareness
Hazardous Materials: Operations
Critical Incident Management
Work with NMDPS to secure funding for full-scale exercise in Sept. 2006
Establish time line for training
Establish exercise design time for scenario
1122 Industrial Park Road
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Mateo DeVargas, Emergency Preparedness Director
Teresa Lopez, Secretary I
Information on recent flooding in rio arriba county
All Rio Arriba County residents experiencing flooding damage to their property, please submit photos of the damage as well as contact information including physical address to the Emergency Preparedness Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information call 505-747-1941 or see Flooding FAQ's.
Governor Susana Martinez passed Executive Order 2014-013 "DECLARING AN EMERGENCY THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO DUE TO MONSOONAL FLOODING" on August 6, 2014 days after County Commissioners signed Resolution 2015-011 "DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR RIO ARRIBA COUNTY"