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, pandemics, 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.

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. WE are #teamdelnorte

Thank you!


The mission of the Del Norte County Office of Emergency Services is to leverage community partnerships and available resources to protect and preserve life, environment, property, culture, and economy in the face of all-hazards; to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to sustain the unique character of Del Norte County for future generations.




We envision a Del Norte community that is strong and resilient in the face of all threats. This strength is based in strong partnerships built on respectful and inclusive communication, and personal preparedness engrained within our community culture as a way of life.




To promote community preparedness through training, education, and exercise; to mitigate the impacts of future disasters by incorporating emergency management concepts and risk analysis into future planning efforts and infrastructure design; to support, facilitate, and coordinate emergency service response to emergencies and disasters; and to recover and adapt to disasters quickly and thoroughly by utilizing the whole of community approach to ensure the needs of all are met.