Important Updates


Organizational Planning is comprised of three sections - Emergency Planning & Coordination (EPAC), Organizational Training & Development, and Strategic Services Sections.

EPAC responsibilities include emergency management planning, agreement coordination, and homeland security grant coordination. Organizational Training and Development oversees performance improvement, organizational development, workforce/employee development, and succession planning. Strategic Service is responsible for strategic planning, capital improvement planning, facilities planning, and resource planning.

Emergency Planning & Coordination (EPAC)

The EPAC Section has three primary areas of responsibilitiy: Emergency Management Planning, Agreement Coordination, and Homeland Security Grant Coordinations. The EPAC Chief is the OCFA's representative to the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (Loma Ridge). There the EPAC Chief is the Operational Area Fire Mutual Aid Representative to the California Office of Emergency Services Region I office. The EPAC Chief is also the Operational Area Fire Resources Branch Coordinator. The EPAC Chief also coordinates and facilitates all the Operational Agreements that the OCFA maintains with outside entities including: auto-aid, mutual aid, Cal OES, Cal-Fire and US Forest Service Agreements. Finally, the EPAC Chief oversees the Captain assigned to the Orange County Intelligence and Assessment Center (OCIAC) and the all the grants tied to the Office of Homeland Security. These include the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) and the programs funded by those programs.

Strategic Services

The Strategic Services Section provides strategic and advanced planning functions for OCFA. Included planning features are: California Environmental Quality Act review, Secured Fire Protection Agreement developer infill fee projects, deployment and resource modeling, analytics and statistical data review, new station placement and agreements, Strategic Plan, Standards of Cover, Accreditation, ISO, and LAFCO coordination. Monitoring land use, annexations, and associated new road and development pre-planning are also priorities of the section.

Organizational Development & Training

The Organizational Development & Training (ODT) section is responsible for overseeing performance improvement, organizational development, workforce/employee development, and succession planning efforts for the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).