Through training, exercises, and outreach, the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services will coordinate with local partners to enhance capabilities in all aspects of emergency management.
The mission of the Office of Emergency Services (OES) is to support a prepared and resilient community and improve emergency management capabilities to protect those who live, work, and play in San Joaquin County. OES is the key disaster preparedness office of the County and has direct responsibility to support and coordinate the efforts of County departments carrying out their functions in the field. To ensure a coordinated response to their disaster needs, OES also provides disaster information, logistical support, facilitates mutual aid requests, and facilitates inter-jurisdictional coordination with agencies from 7 cities, 120 special districts, and locally based State and Federal agencies.
The Office of Emergency Services coordinates with a broad range of emergency management stakeholders. Our accomplishments are founded on input and partnerships with public, private, non-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations. The emergency management program is team-based, evidence-driven, and accomplished through stakeholder coordination. Utilizing after-action reports and improvement plans from previous disasters and exercises, we will annually assess and improve our road map for preparedness. While emergencies create new challenges for the program, the Office of Emergency Services has been able to adjust and overcome these obstacles through support and partnership with our stakeholders. It continues to create a robust educational and exercise program for our community.