Emergency Response Network of the Inland Empire

The Emergency Response Network of the Inland Empire (ERNIE) facilitates public agency preparedness for, response to, and recovery from local and regional disasters to ensure the delivery of critical public services through mutual aid, communications, and compliance with state and federal emergency standards.

ERNIE is made up of a group of volunteer agencies who enter into an agreement to provide mutual aid and assistance to help jurisdictions respond to incidents that require resources beyond the capability of the local agency. ERNIE assists agencies with training's, communication, documentation for reimbursement, concept of emergency operations, and after action reports and corrective action plan writing.


Current ERNIE Member Agencies


  • Bighorn Desert View Water Agency
  • City of Banning
  • City of Big Bear Lake, DWP
  • City of Corona, DWP
  • City of Redlands
  • City of Riverside, Public Works & Public Utilities
  • City of San Bernardino Water Department
  • East Valley Water District
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Hi-Desert Water District
  • Home Gardens County Water District
  • Joshua Basin Water District
  • Jurupa Community Services District
  • Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
  • Lake Hemet Municipal Water District
  • Monte Vista Water District
  • Riverside Highland Water Company
  • Rubidoux Community Services District
  • San Antonio Water Company
  • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
  • Twentynine Palms Water District
  • West Valley Water District
  • Western Municipal Water District
  • Yucaipa Valley Water District

New and Existing Member Information


View ERNIE Mutual Aid Agreement
View Articles of Agreement
Member login

For more information regarding ERNIE, please contact any of the following Steering Committee Members:
  • Cecilia Contreras, East Valley Water District, Office No. (909) 885-4900, Cell No. (909) 677-8498
  • John Hull, Yucaipa Valley Water District, Office No. (909) 790-3310, Cell No. (909) 322-3932
  • Jason Jolley, City of Riverside, Public Works, Office No. (951) 351-6187
  • Dave Smith, Jurupa Community Services District, Office No. (951) 685-7434 ext. 124
  • Eric Zuniga, P.E., State Water Resources Control Board, Office No. (909) 383-5289