OEM provides a comprehensive training and exercise program composed of emergency management courses, drills, functional and tabletop exercises.
The Santa Clara County OEM Emergency Operations Plan (PDF) establishes the County's incident management organization that supports first responders, facilitates public information and interagency communication, and maintains continuity of government. OEM has developed hazard and function specific annexes to support implementation of the Emergency Operations Plan.
Emergency Operations Plan Jurisdictional Model (PDF). The purpose of this model is to provide instructions, guidance, and sample text for the development of city/jurisdiction emergency operations plans in accordance with Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (CPG-101).
Hazard Specific Annexes
Public Safety Power Shutoff Annex (PDF)
Flood Annex (PDF)
Excessive Heat Response Annex (PDF)
Inclement Weather (in process)
Wildfire (in process)
Earthquake (in process)
Function Specific Annexes
Crisis Communications (in process)
Debris Removal (in process)
Disaster Cost Recovery (PDF)
Donations Management (PDF)
Emergency Management (in process)
Fuel Management (in process)
Mass Care & Shelter (PDF)
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Volume 1 (PDF)
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Volume 2 (PDF)
The LHMP planning team identified the Op Area’s hazards of concern and created an action plan to address:
In addition to the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County Fire Department, each of the 15 cities and towns in the Operational Area met the federal Disaster Mitigation Act participation requirements and are adopting the plan.
This plan provides the resources to achieve a COOP/COG capability for County departments. This program is based upon the federal COOP model, as presented in the Federal Preparedness Circular #65, the Department of Homeland Security’s COOP documents, and the State of California’s Standardized Emergency Management System. For additional information please refer to the: Santa Clara County COOP Update page.
OEM supports community preparedness through public information and education resources. Please send requests for information and resources via email.
OEM participates in the Bay Area Joint Information System (JIS): A Framework for Coordinating Public Information and Warning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
Public information and warning is a critical emergency management capability and an inherent responsibility of local, state, and federal government. The Bay Area Joint Information System is a network of individuals with responsibilities to support emergency public information and warning. Members come together from a broad spectrum of agencies, disciplines, and jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area to work together to coordinate public information and warning efforts before, during, and after emergencies. For more information, send your inquiry via email.
Bay Area JIS documents are available for download: