Office of Emergency Services

About OES

Shasta County OES exists to enhance safety and preparedness throughout our community.  We work closely with CAL OES, and other local agencies in a mutual aid setting to provide the upmost service to the citizens of our county.

Our mission is founded in public service.  Our goal is to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from all threats, crimes, hazards, and emergencies.

What We Do

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services coordinates with Federal, State, and local agencies to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.

  • OES is responsible for maintaining and updating the County Emergency Operation Plan (EOP), which is an all hazards plan for Shasta County.
  • OES also coordinates and maintains the county Emergency Operation Center (EOC).  The EOC can be used during a major incident to carry out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management between multiple agencies.
  • The Office of Emergency Services provides technical advice to the Sheriff on local emergency declarations and his direct link to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services during disasters or any other critical incident.  In the event of a major incident OES can work with CAL OES to obtain a Presidential proclamation.
  • OES works closely with other local agencies assisting them in preparing emergency plans and in disaster training.  OES works as a point of contact for local agencies to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.