San Joaquin Operational Area Healthcare Coalition
Disaster Healthcare Volunteers
Disaster Services Workers
Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC)
Emergency Preparedness Exercises
Emergency Preparedness Links
Emergency Preparedness Training
Health Care Facility Status Reports
Healthcare Coalition Memorandum of Understanding
Hospital Evacuation Plan
Long Term Care Facility Evacuation Plan
San Joaquin Operational Area Medical/Health Multi-Agency Coordination (MedMAC)
California Emergency Functions


The Healthcare Facility Status Reporting System is a web-based tool that provides healthcare facilities with an efficient means to communicate their status during disasters to the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC).  The system works with any device with internet access, e.g., desktop computer, tablet, laptop, or smart phone. The information collected through the Healthcare Facility Status Reports is analyzed to assess the condition of the healthcare delivery system in San Joaquin County. The information can also be consolidated and shared with key medical and health partners as needed.

Healthcare facilities are requested to submit a status report once their Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been activated. During extended incidents (lasting 12 hours or more) status reports should be submitted once every operational period or as directed by the EMS Agency. For more information see the Healthcare Coalition Governance, Section IV and Appendixes D through H.


The Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) is a secured and confidential online registry of licensed healthcare professionals interested in volunteering during disasters. The system is designed to validate the credentials of healthcare professionals before an emergency to expedite the deployment of volunteers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Non-medical support personnel (logistics, communications, amateur radio operators, etc.) are also encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers in San Joaquin County will be notified and activated by the EMS Agency. For more information contact Phil Cook, Disaster Medical Health Specialist at (209) 468-6818 or by email pcook@sjgov.org.

To register go to https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/

To request volunteers for a mission, click here for the DHV Mission Request Form
Example of Completed Form

Directions for volunteers regarding mission assignments, click here for the Volunteer Mission Assignment Guide.

California Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Handbook, click here for the Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Handbook.


All members of the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (DHV) are eligible to receive state-funded workers’ compensation benefits for their services protecting the health and safety, and preserving the lives and property of the people of the state. This program was established to protect such volunteers from financial loss as a result of injuries sustained while engaged in disaster service activities and to provide immunity from liability while providing disaster services.

To register complete the Disaster Service Workers Registration Form and mail the original to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency – P.O. Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231.

Click here for more information about the Disaster Service Workers Program >


The Emergency Preparedness Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (2:30pm to 4:00pm).

View the 2015 Emergency Preparedness Committee Schedule

The Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) is one of the functional groups of the San Joaquin Operational Area Healthcare Coalition and consists of the Emergency Preparedness Coordinators from member agencies and organizations.  The purpose of the committee is to provide a forum for joint emergency preparedness planning, training, exercising and information sharing. In addition active members are responsible for the completing the required deliverables for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant and determining how to use grant funds to improved and sustain healthcare preparedness capabilities. See Healthcare Coalition Governance Appendix B for additional information.

Direct questions to Phil Cook, Disaster Medical Health Specialist at 209-468-6818 or by email pcook@sjgov.org.


The purpose of the San Joaquin Operational Area Med MAC Group is to provide a forum for executive level healthcare leadership to work collaboratively during times of extreme services demands or other emergency conditions which threaten to overload resources or disrupt the delivery of medical care in the county. See Healthcare Coalition Governance, Section III and Appendix A for more information. 


The Healthcare Coalition Mutual Aid Memorandum of Understanding is designed to establish a process for resource sharing among the hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in San Joaquin County.  The MOU augments the government authorized mutual aid process used during disasters. See Healthcare Coalition Governance, Section III and Appendix C for more information.


2015 Healthcare HAM Radio Communications Drill Schedule

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Thursday, November 19,2015 * (modified due to Thanksgiving Holiday)

1300 to 1400 Hours

Check-In with Net Control (K6EMS) will begin at 1300 hours on the W6OA Repeater 146.655 (-) PL 100.0 (SJC2 for All Pre-Programmed Radios)

All amateurs are invited to participate! Click here for the Flyer.

Healthcare HAM Radio Communications Drill Information and Instructions

Healthcare HAM Radio Communications Drill Demonstration Video



** This is a Read Only file. When the file opens in PowerPoint you will be prompted for a password. Please leave the Password field empty and click the Read Only button.


San Joaquin County Medical Network (Med Net) Radio System


For information about Emergency Preparedness Training please visit our Training web page.

Incident Planning Process for Extended Operations Course Materials

HAM Radio "Just-In-Time" Training Resources

These training resources consist of a series of presentations intended to teach members of the San Joaquin Operational Area Healthcare Coalition, healthcare professionals and volunteers how to operate pre-programmed amateur radio equipment found at healthcare facilities in San Joaquin County. 

They are intended to provide basic “how-to” information and are not a full course in radio operation. The Power Point presentations can be downloaded and modified to meet the need of each individual healthcare facility, i.e., add a slide describing where your amateur radio is located.

Clicking on Narrated Power Point and Windows Media Video links below will prompt downloads, while clicking on You Tube Video will open a new window to view on You Tube.

Just-In-Time Resource Select choice of view/download method from below
Using Ham Radios Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Kenwood D710A Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Kenwood TM-G707 Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Kenwood TM-V7A Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Yaesu FT-60 Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Yaesu VX-170 Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Yaesu FT-270 Narrated Power Point Windows Media Video You Tube Video
Healthcare Ham Radio Communications Drill Demonstration You Tube Video

Healthcare HAM Radio Communications Drill Information and Instructions (PDF)


For links to other Emergency Preparedness resources please visit our Links web page.


Crosswalk between California Emergency Functions and Federal Emergency System Functions (PDF)