About OES

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The Office of Emergency Services (OES), in cooperation with local cities, special districts, and fire and law enforcement agencies, provides emergency management services. During an active incident that requires emergency sheltering, such as a fire or a flood, OES secures resources necessary for first responders to protect the community.

  1. Preparedness
  2. Response
  3. Recovery
  4. Mitigation


Preparedness is all about pre-planning and education. Our office prepares emergency and contingency plans, ranging from evacuation plans to emergency operations plans. These help specify the roles and responsibilities of first responders and emergency management personnel an incident.


Office of Emergency Services staff attend trainings throughout the year, keeping our knowledge and skills current. We also plan and organize trainings and exercises involving Placer County and local, state, federal and regional agencies. People perform like they train, so training is a crucial aspect of preparedness. We also write and update county emergency plans.