Stories from the Field Wildfires in Los Angeles County California
HHS emPOWER Program. (2020). Stories from the Field: Wildfires in Los Angeles County, California.
During severe wildfires, Los Angeles County, California, used the emPOWER Emergency Response Outreach Individual Dataset to identify and contact 38 local durable medical equipment and oxygen suppliers serving approximately 600 at-risk individuals to provide information on recovery resources for their clients. LA County also developed a formal multi-agency LA County-City of LA protocol that rapidly operationalizes data and supports integrated situational awareness, decision-making and action prior to, during, and after an emergency.