What we do and why we do it.
The Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates the overall county response to disasters. It is also responsible for disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery activities.
In Northern California we face many threats such as earthquake, tsunami, flooding, severe weather, wildfire, pandemic influenza, hazardous material spills, and even terrorism. Due to our remote location and limited resources it is important that our community is well educated on these threats and that individuals take responsibility for their personal preparedness.
Del Norte County OES strives to create comprehensive preparedness and response plans; provide training to individuals, businesses, and organizations; coordinate with first responders, healthcare providers, nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers; and to provide education and information to our community when emergencies arise.
We can't do what we do without your help. Please support disaster management and risk reduction in your community by volunteering, participating in community planning workshops, and preparing yourself and your loved ones for the next disaster.