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For Partners

The resources listed on this page are available to all partners within the Santa Clara County Operational Area (and beyond) in order to support the phases of emergency management:  preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. ​

Training and Exercise Opportunities

OEM provides a comprehensive training and exercise program composed of emergency management courses, drills, functional and tabletop exercises.  

Strategic Visioning Plan
​This Strategic Visioning Plan​ outlines the overarching day-to-day structure, functions, processes, priorities, and responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Management to effectively perform its preparedness functions. It also describes the current strategies, goals, and objectives for capacity building to ensure it is best suited to carry out its response, recovery, and mitigation functions and responsibilities. This Strategic Visioning Plan will be reviewed periodically and revised as necessary to satisfy changing conditions and needs.​​
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

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​

Function Specific Annexes

  • Emergency Communications (in process)
  • Disaster Debris Management (in process)
  • Disaster Cost Recovery (PDF)
  • Donations Management​ (PDF)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Readiness and Activation (in process)
  • Logistics and Resource Management (in process)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Mass Care and Shelter​​ (PDF)​​
  • Spontaneous Volunteers (in process)


Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Volume 1 & 2

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:

  1. Dam/levee failure
  2. Drought
  3. Earthquake
  4. Flooding
  5. Landslide/mass movement
  6. Severe weather
  7. Wildfire

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.​​​

Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government (COOP & COG)

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.​

Public Information and Education

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:

Last updated: 9/11/2019 10:51 AM