Homeland Security - About Us

The Division of Homeland Security (DHS) consists of the internal management personnel within the San Francisco Fire Department who oversee the grant-funded projects for all U. S. Government sponsored Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Response Programs for the San Francisco Fire Department.

The DHS is responsible for compliance of the National Incident Management System to include bringing together personnel from within the Department who would participate in prevention, management of response to a CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosion)/Terrorism incident in San Francisco. DHS specifically targets individuals' assigned positions within the Department's Incident Command Structure during functional and full scale exercise.

DHS conducts After Action Reports from the evaluations conducted through the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program and establishes Corrective Action Plans using the data through a collaborative effort among the other disciplines that represent public health, law enforcement, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, emergency communications, public works, emergency planning, industry and private organizations.

DHS reviews the Department of Homeland Security revisions to the National Response Framework and integrates those changes through planning workgroups, steering committees, and ad hoc technical specialist groups towards updating the City and County Emergency Operations Plan, annexes, and checklists.