Join us for an hour long presentation and discussion with Kristin Weivoda, Chief of Emergency Services for the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, on proactive measures to safeguard your home and family during extreme weather events.

WHAT: Chat with the Chief of OES

DATE: Wednesday, December 13

TIME: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION: Online Zoom


This is a FREE event open to all Yolo County residents!

This presentation will ensure you stay one step ahead in preparing for extreme weather events that may impact our area. Ms. Weivoda will discuss the specific risk of extreme weather events that may impact Yolo County, what items you should have in your emergency kit, and what you can do to protect your property. Learn how to stay informed and connected while events are in progress. This will be a comprehensive and interactive approach to home and family preparedness. Be prepared! Take action and join us in this presentation and discussion!

This event is hosted by Cool Davis in support of the Yolo Earth Day Pledge and pledgers who chose the “Make a household emergency plan and kit” action in the Resilience category. The pledge is designed to encourage community members, both individuals and households, to complete at least six specific greenhouse gas reducing or resilience building actions. Cool Davis identifies high impact actions and ways to achieve them; you get busy building new habits, sharing your story, and learning from friends, family, and neighbors.


California State emergency preparedness resources:

Federal emergency preparedness resources: Ready Campaign

Cool Davis news article on prepareness: Listos California Resource Hub Launched (disaster ready materials in 19 languages)

More about our Chief of Emergency Services

Kristin Weivoda has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia Southern University. She is a California Office of Emergency Services Level III Credentialed Branch Chief, and a FEMA certified ICS Instructor. She was a recipient of the 2020 CSAC Circle of Service Award, the California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Administrator of the Year in 2020, and a 2021 Yolo County SPIRIT Award winner in the category of Service. “I’m a passionate public servant and a collaborative leader who strives to empower communities to have greater resiliency. I believe in a holistic approach to emergency management by bringing all stakeholders together to tackle obstacles,” said Ms. Weivoda. “I look forward to serving the residents of Yolo County, our cities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and our local jurisdictions in my new role as Chief of Emergency Services.” Ms. Weivoda worked as a firefighter paramedic and flight paramedic before joining Yolo County in 2013 as Yolo County EMS and Emergency Preparedness Administrator. Ms. Weivoda accepted a Regional Director position with American Medical Response in January 2022. Read more

More about the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates the county’s response to disasters. OES is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing plans and procedures for response to and recovery from disasters, and developing and providing preparedness materials for the public. In the event of a disaster, OES activates the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a centralized location for coordinating countywide emergency response activities., supporting field operations, and coordinating damage assessments and cost recovery from state and federal governments. Yolo County utilizes the National Incident Management System and Standard Emergency Management System to establish common operating procedures and to ensure an effective organizational structure for a unified disaster response.  OES regularly provides training on these incident management systems to local public safety personnel. While public safety is dedicated to protecting community members in a disaster, the key to whole community resilience comes down to individual activities. We believe that preparedness is everyone’s responsibility and encourage everyone to follow the four basic steps to preparedness:  Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Get Involved. Read more