Madera County Office of Emergency Services (OES) operates under the direction of the Madera County Sheriff's Department.
Madera County is vulnerable to a wide range of disasters including flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, hazardous materials incidents, transportation accidents and droughts. There is also potential for a public health and agricultural emergencies as well.
The Madera County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the County's disaster preparedness and response program. In addition, it is responsible for maintaining the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), as well as coordinating EOC activities during a disaster.
Within California's emergency management organizational structure, each county serves as an Operational Area. In this role, Madera County Sheriff's OES serves as an agent between State OES and the cities, special districts and unincorporated areas of Madera County. During a disaster, this includes gathering information on the County's emergency response needs, assessing county and state resources, and facilitating the acquisition, use and coordination of those resources.