Sonoma County, Department of Emergency Management, Community Emergency Resilience Sites

Mar 29, 2022

The County of Sonoma requires the construction of three Community Emergency Resilience Sites (CERS) at separate locations to support long-term disaster resilience. The operational support facilities will support dynamic community-level disaster response for the Sonoma Operational Area and serve as energy resilient community coordinating centers. As part of Interactive Resources’ on-call architectural and engineering services contract, the County retained Interactive Resources to provide conceptual design for the three sites during Phase 1. Phase 2 includes construction documents for the Design-build team.

The CERSs are designed as prefabricated metal buildings on permanent foundations that are approximately 2,300 square feet. Each CERS includes two vehicle bays with a roll up door, office, storage and storage mezzanine, unisex restroom and electric lighting. Renewable energy is being considered. These CERSs will be used to pre-stage disaster relief supplies and equipment to support community needs. Depending on its location, each facility may support any combination of the following potential missions:

•  Community resident resource, information or electrical device charging center
•  Emergency incident management support (Incident Command Post, responder rehabilitation)
•  Temporary Evacuation Assembly Point
•  PSPS Community Resource Center
•  Emergency congregate shelter augmentation
•  Emergency animal shelter
•  Cybersecurity / business continuity resource sites
•  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) staging/support
•  High-value, strategic asset storage/maintenance (ex. mobile auxiliary antenna trailer)
•  Community wireless broadband access

117 Park Place • Point Richmond, CA • 94801 •  • • 510-236-7435