Community Development

Building and Safety Disaster Assessment

In a post-disaster situation, Building and Safety's Disaster Assessment staff is responsible for evaluating buildings and businesses for safety, serviceability, and occupancy. In case of major emergencies, the Long Beach Development Services' Department Operations Center (DOC) activates in conjunction with the City's Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to assist in evacuations, inspections, and other community needs that may follow.

Equipped with a safety backpack containing disaster assessment tools, a task force of sixty staff consisting of Code Enforcement, Building Inspectors, and Engineering Personnel has been specially trained to conduct the necessary safety assessment of impacted sites and is ready to act.

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