Disaster Management Bureau
Long Beach Emergency Operations Center
Long Beach Emergency Operations Center

Long Beach Fire Department
Disaster Management Bureau

2990 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 570-9250

The Disaster Management Bureau is located within the Emergency Operations Center for the City and has the overall responsibility of planning for and preparing employees, to manage and coordinate a large-scale emergency or disaster.

The Bureau is comprised of two Divisions. The Emergency Preparedness Division is led by a civilian manager (position currently vacant) and supported by one civilian Deputy Coordinator, Larry Muszynski. The Division oversees the readiness of the Emergency Operations Center, is responsible to ensure compliance with State and Federal guidance, and works with all City Departments to be as prepared as possible for any significant event, incident or disaster. The Bureau Secretary is Mahalia Sanders.

The Disaster Management and Recovery Division is responsible for the overall management of the various Homeland Security Grants, as well as all of the necessary documentation and processes required following a significant event. The Division is overseen by the Bureau Manager and is staffed by Assistant Coordinator Arlen Crabtree. The grants managed by this division include Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), State Homeland Security Initiative Grant Program (SHSGP) and Emergency Management Program Grants (EMPG).

The Bureau is also the lead agency (Disaster Management Area Coordinator [DMAC]) for Disaster Management Area F. Area F includes the cities of Avalon, Signal Hill and Long Beach. As the lead agency, the DMAC represents the area at Operational Area, Regional and State meetings and events.

Finally, the Bureau is responsible for coordinating the work of Amateur Radio Operators, volunteers who support the City with emergency communications.

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