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conducted throughout a given calendar year. Each department is responsible
for sending emergency responders to these scheduled events pursuant to
the exercise schedule published by the Offi ce of Emergency Services.
An evaluation of the exercise will be conducted after the conclusion
of each exercise. The lessons learned will be addressed to determine what
appropriate corrective action should be taken.
With regard to actual disasters, the National Incident Management
System (NIMS) regulations require any city or county declaring a local
emergency for which the governor proclaims a state of emergency to
complete and transmit an after-action report to California Offi ce of
Emergency Services within (90) days after the close of the incident period.
E-Team Response Information Management System software will be used
to prepare and submit the after-action report containing the corrective
actions to be taken and the scheduling of these actions.
The after-action report will provide, at a minimum, response actions
taken, application of NIMS, suggested modifi cations to NIMS, necessary
modifi cations to plans and procedures, identifi ed training needs, and
recovery activities to date.
The after-action report will serve as a source for documenting Sand
City's emergency response activities, identifying areas of concern and
successes. It will also be utilized to develop and describe a work plan for
An after-action report will be a composite document for all NIMS levels,
providing a broad perspective of the incident, referencing more detailed
documents, and addressing all areas specifi ed in regulations. It will include
an overview of the incident, including enclosures, and addressing specifi c
areas if necessary.
It will be coordinated with, but not encompass, hazard mitigation.
Hazard mitigation efforts may be included in the `recovery actions to date'
portion of the after-action report.
The Sand City Offi ce of Emergency Services will be responsible for the
completion and distribution of the Sand City after-action report, including
sending it by E-Team RIMS software to the Governor's Offi ce of Emergency
Services Coastal Region within the required 90-day period. They may
coordinate with the Monterey Operational Area in the completion of the
after-action report, incorporating appropriate information from them for the