The Cities of Anaheim and Huntington Beach have entered into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to form the Orange County-City Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Authority (OCCHMERA). Anaheim and Huntington Beach provide 2 hazardous materials response teams, which in turn, provide hazmat emergency service for the following Subscribing Cities:
  • Brea
  • Costa Mesa
  • Fountain Valley
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
Board of Directors & Advisory Committee
The Authority, formed under the Joint Exercise of Powers Act, is considered a public entity separate and apart from the participating agencies. It is governed by a Board of Directors, supported by an Advisory Committee and administered by staff of the Hazardous Materials Section of the Anaheim Fire Department.