The Yuba County Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates all emergency management between public safety and service providers. OES operates in four primary areas: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.
Plans - For any emergency
Training - Practicing the coordination of services
Facility - The Emergency Operations Center
Mobility - Ensuring uninterrupted emergency services
To help prepare the County and other organizations for emergency response, OES provides planning and training services.
During an emergency, the County uses the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure close coordination between police, fire, military personnel, medical service providers, FEMA, and other organizations that provide services to residents.
Plans have been developed to respond to any emergency event, and those plans are constantly being updated to make sure emerging threats are included and new technology incorporated.
Here are the emergency response plans used by Yuba County OES:
A command post called an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated to provide a unified headquarters for all emergency personnel.
The County’s primary EOC is headquartered at the Yuba County Government Center. The EOC can be sized to deal with small or large-scale emergencies.
The County also has a Mobile Incident Command Vehicle that can act as an on-the-go command post, emergency dispatch center, and secondary Emergency Operations Center, as needed. The mobile command unit was purchased using grant funds from US Homeland Security.
The Mobile Incident Command Vehicle is equipped with state of the art technology, including a satellite system to support Internet, television, and satellite telephone services. It also features a device that allows radios on different frequencies
Hazard Mitigation is a sustained action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Mitigation is not prevention, but rather steps that can be taken to reduce or eliminate the effects of disasters when they do strike.