The Lake County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services ("Lake County OES", "Sheriff's OES" or "OES") is the lead agency for local emergency management for the County of Lake as defined by the Lake County Board of Supervisors (BOS) in Chapter 6, Article I of the Lake County Code. Its mission is to enhance the resilience of Lake County (the Operational Area) in the face of disaster.
The Lake County Sheriff's OES meets its mission through activities focused on mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.
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The Lake County Operational Area ("Op Area" or "OA") is defined by the geographical boundaries of the County and is created in accordance with Government Code Section 8605, for the coordination of emergency activities and to serve as a link in the communications system during a state of emergency or local emergency.
Much like FEMA's Whole Community approach to emergency management, Lake County OES seeks to engage the full capacity of private citizens, private sector non-profits and other non-governmental organizations and government partners in order to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from disaster.
The resilience of Lake County relies on the actions of all Op Area partners - individuals, civic groups, local governments, first responders and visitors. Individual efforts contribute to the success of all. When each partner takes responsibility for their part, the entire County will be more resilient.
Thank you for doing your part to prepare, while we do our part to keep you safe!