Canyon County All Hazard Mitigation Plan
Survey Opportunity: Help Shape Canyon County
Canyon County and cooperating jurisdictions are working to update the Canyon County All Hazard Mitigation Plan (AHMP). When public agencies participate in creation of an AHMP, it allows them to apply for Federal Aid funding in the event of a future natural disaster. The City of Caldwell utilized this opportunity to pursue federal aid in 2018-2019 to repair our Boise River Greenbelt and the Whittenberger Dog Park.
The goals of emergency management are to save lives, prevent injuries and protect animals, property and the environment if an emergency occurs. Canyon County Emergency Management (CCEM) is responsible by Idaho statute for carrying out emergency management and coordination functions, disaster mitigation, planning, preparedness, response and recover efforts in the event of an emergency in the county. CCEM is also responsible for maintaining an emergency operations center, located in Caldwell, to provide a coordinated emergency response. A key tool in emergency response is the ability to alert local residents as quickly as possible about emergency conditions. The primary component used to alert Canyon County residents is the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which is broadcast over local radio and television stations. Canyon County also has a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). CCEM provides coordinating support to this organization which holds monthly meetings around the county. CCEM supports and coordinates Citizen Corps activities across the county. The Citizen Corps affiliates include USA on Watch-Neighborhood watch, CERT-Community Emergency Response Teams, Fire Corps, MRC-Medical Reserve Corps, and VIPS-Volunteers in Police Service.
The questionnaire is designed to help gauge the level of knowledge local citizens already have about disaster issues and to find out from local residents about areas vulnerable to various types of natural disasters. Help us to make Canyon County safer.