Briana’s experience consists of 19 years in the Emergency Services field ranging from front line field response as a Paid and Volunteer Firefighter/EMT-B, Healthcare (Emergency Room, Emergency Preparedness & Safety Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics, Hazardous Materials Response), Customer Service, and Emergency Management at the County level. Briana served as the Emergency Operations Manager managing day to day and disaster response/recovery operations in Yuba County. She brings a unique perspective and experience having served as one of the County Emergency Operations Center Directors during the single largest peacetime, no notice, non hurricane evacuation in the history of the United States as a result of the 2017 – Oroville Spillway Incident. She has also served as the Emergency Operation Center Director for numerous Federally Declared fires, and served as the plans and intelligence/operations section chief for the Carr, Camp, and Dixie Fires via mutual aid. She made it her mission to improve disaster services for animals in Yuba County by partnering with FieldHaven, and obtained grant funded resources for the County to further support the partner volunteer organizations. She oversaw the development and implementation of the Ag Pass program for Commercial operations. Briana has experience managing FEMA Public Assistance Disaster Recovery projects at the County Level, as well as training and exercise planning. She holds a Masters in Organizational Management, with a specialization in Project Management and a Bachelors in Homeland Security & Emergency Management. Briana is currently an Emergency Services Coordinator for Sacramento County, a trainer for the California Specialized Training Institute focused on Emergency Management, and also serves as the Secretary for the California Emergency Services Association. Briana has 4 young children and is passionate about serving the community, both pets and their owners. She believes every owner should be able to enjoy their companion; and every pet deserves a safe place that allows them to thrive.
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