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 rapidly conduct outreach to near 40 durable medical equipment (DME) and oxygen suppliers to provide recovery assistance to more than 600 individuals impacted by the historic wildfires. 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.