The City of Lake Elsinore Emergency Services strives to promote a secure and resilient City with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.
Emergencies occur every day. Community residents call 911 to request immediate firefighting, medical, and law enforcement services. There are however other larger incidents that involve complex and coordinated efforts, such as major earthquakes or tsunamis. The role of the Emergency Services is to assist and coordinate large-scale preparedness between decision-makers, first responders, and all City services and employees. Additionally, Emergency Services works with community members and regional organizations in providing information, training, and exercise to strengthen preparedness for man-made or naturally disastrous events.
The City's Emergency Services goal is, in times of crisis, to effectively bring every available resource to bear against the problem. Accomplishing this task requires multifaceted, interdepartmental, and inter-agency cooperation and the resolution of complex operational, legal, legislative, and administrative issues. The City of Lake Elsinore is committed to working with local jurisdictions, the state and federal governments, other public, private, and non-profit organizations, and Lake Elsinore residents to ensure that this goal is achieved.