With its vibrant and diverse manufacturing, service, retail, tourism and other business activities, Orange County presents a multitude of “soft targets” attractive to domestic and transnational terrorists, cyber criminals, and others working to disrupt our economy, critical infrastructure, and way of life. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, flooding, and fire also pose ongoing threats. Keeping Orange County residents, businesses, and visitors safe and resilient in the face of such threats requires a unified response by public and private organizations working in partnership with each other.
The Orange County Executive Shield public-private partnership encourages collaboration to improve threat awareness, preparedness strategies, and to inform members of information helpful to safeguard their investments. During critical, major man-made or natural disasters or crisis, Orange County Executive Shield will offer a vital network to help communicate, share resources, and respond more quickly and effectively.