The purpose of COAD-OC (Collaborating Organizations Active in Disaster - Orange County) is to establish and enhance partnerships among community-based and governmental organizations that will collaborate, communicate and coordinate response and recovery efforts for Orange County residents during times of Disaster.
Establish systems of communications among member agencies.
Develop plans to support member agency response and recovery efforts.
Provide training to enhance agency readiness and response capabilities.
Test operational plans to enhance systems of communication and coordination.
Identify funding resources to expand capacity of the COAD to deliver services to member agencies.
Purpose of COAD-OC
During and Orange County disaster response, the COAD-OC and its member agencies will:
Support the exchange of response and recovery information.
Support response and recovery coordination of volunteer and material support resources.
Provide knowledge of local, social, and community services to enhance client support and recovery.
Assist with long-term recovery by identifying emerging and unmet needs of clients.
In that time between Orange County disaster responses, the COAD-OC will:
Promote training to enhance the level of preparedness and response capacities of member agencies.
Promote training to enhance continuity of operations planning among member agencies.
Promote an enhanced network of agencies knowledgeable of each other's services and capacities.
COAD-OC Organization Structure
COAD-OC Executive Committee -- 5 to 7 People, Rotating Chair
Leadership Council -- Sector Leadership, Elects Executive Committee
Full Membership -- Organizations with Defined Disaster Recovery and Response Roles
General Membership -- Organizations Seeking Preparedness Training and a Role in Disaster Response and Recovery
Access and Functional Needs -- Dayle McIntosh Center
Animal Services -- SoCal Animal Response Team, aka Surf City Animal Response Team
Donations Management -- Operation OC
Information & Referral -- 2-1-1 Orange County
Faith Based -- Operation OC
Food -- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Government -- Orange County Emergency Management Bureau
Sheltering/Mass Care -- American Red Cross Orange County Chapter
Volunteer Management -- One OC
Meeting & Training Schedule
Membership -- Quarterly
Leadership Council -- Every Other Month
Training Opportunities -- Two per Year (Minimum)
Membership in the COAD-OC is accomplished through member agencies and organizations rather than individual affiliations. It is a collection of agencies and organizations that see advantage and opportunity in regular meetings and preparedness trainings to enhance disaster response and recovery activities in Orange County. Two categories of member agencies exist: "Response and Recovery" and "General."
Response & Recovery Membership
As its name suggests, the Collaborative Organizations Active in Disaster - Orange County exists to collaborate, communicate and coordinate response and recovery efforts in Orange County. Response and recovery organizations are those with a predefined disaster response or recovery role that provides assistance to those affected by disasters large and small.
A general member is an organization that seeks to know more about Orange County disaster response systems, an organization seeking to ensure their services are known and integrated in a countywide recovery effort, and/or an organization seeking information about preparedness issues to ensure that their organization can best recover and respond to the challenges brought on in the aftermath of a significant disaster.
For more information on participating in COAD-OC please contact: