The district has a Mobile Incident Command Unit (MICU) that is operated in the event of an emergency, such as a major power failure or earthquake. The MICU is a vehicle that has all the necessary equipment to handle an emergency in the field – everything from maps and computer technology, to communication devices and emergency supplies. The unit is ready for activation around the clock and available to neighboring cities under mutual aid agreements.
“The MICU can be used as a tactical emergency operations center (EOC), replacing our main EOC in the event it was affected by a natural or man-made disaster. The unit is totally self-sustaining and has supplies needed to support operations over a short period of time,” explains Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) Risk Management Officer Rossana Ammari.
The purpose of the MICU is to ensure that CVWD can provide continuity of services and operations to the communities we serve. In the event that our main facilities and resources are impacted by a disaster, we will still be able to operate away from the affected area and maintain communications with our staff and other agencies.