It is a matter of time before the Big One hits Southern California. But is Disneyland ready for a catastrophic earthquake? And what about Disneyland?
Well, you may not know this but both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts have established permanent Emergency Operations Centers, to “provide a swift, well coordinated response in the event of an emergency. These Centers are always on alert and use the same unified command system as law enforcement agencies (the Incident Command System or “ICS”) to facilitate communication and expedite mobilization in crisis situations,” according to a 2002 Walt Disney Company Report on Safety.
The Disneyland EOC is located back of house, off of Main St. It is filled with television monitors, computers and phones. I toured it a few times when I worked in safety at Disneyland, in 2011. What a lot of folks don’t know is that there are two EOCs. The backup EOC is located at Company D, the cast member store located at 1601 E. Cerritos, in Anaheim.
Disneyland also has their own fire department – located back of house off of Main St., not far from the guest first aid station. That station is staffed by actual nurses, who also take care of cast members who get hurt on the job and don’t have serious injuries. The nurses are also trained in emergency response. They serve both Disneyland and California Adventures and Downtown Disney too.
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