Addison Hesslink, CEM, MS, Emergency Services Coordinator
100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 863-7467
Hello and thank you for viewing Indio’s Disaster Preparedness web page. Our objective is to ensure that Indio residents have the knowledge, training, and experience to know what to do before and after a disaster occurs. It isn’t a matter of if, but when a disaster will occur. Taking small steps each day will increase our resilience as a community; with each trip to the grocery store, buy an extra gallon of water or a few canned goods. When contacting a family member out of state, be sure to memorize their phone number so you are able to contact them after a disaster occurs. Also, taking the time to discuss a family communications plan, a family meeting location and a family evacuation plan before a disaster occurs will reinforce the culture of preparedness that we are trying to achieve as a City, as a County, and as a Nation.
Addison has held many different Emergency and Crisis positions including:
Addison holds a Master’s of Science in Emergency and Crisis Management, as well as, a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations.
Addison also holds the designation of Certified Emergency Manager, CEM, from the International Association of Emergency Managers, IAEM and has completed his Advanced Professional Series Curriculum through FEMA.
Should you have any questions about disaster preparedness, please contact him directly.
Disaster can strike at any time...
Prepare. Plan. Stay informed.
Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, and windstorm affect thousands of people across the United States every year. Each resident should know what the risks are in the community to be better prepared and protect ourselves, our families and our community.
Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect ourselves will help each of us know the steps to take to prepare for a disaster.
The City of Indio recommends assembling a supply kit and developing a family emergency plan. By learning about these specific hazards we can better prepare ourselves to efficiently and effectively act before, during, and after an emergency.
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