Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kelsey Scanlon


The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services (MCOES) serves all community members who reside in Monterey County, CA. While they do not provide active emergency services, they do provide mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery services when an emergency will take or has taken place. Although not a particularly active facility, they receive a sizable amount of community support and outreach. However, when it comes to the rural communities, which make up a majority of the county’s population, the MCOES has a difficult time connecting to a majority of its members. With the creation of an Emergency Mitigation Module that will someday be added to the menu of the existing Monterey County Connect mobile app, the MCOES hopes to provide members of these rural communities as well as the rest of the citizens of Monterey County with a user-friendly option for what to do before, during and after an emergency occurs.