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County of Madera


Role of the Madera County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

An Emergency Operations Center is a pre-designated facility established by an agency or jurisdiction to coordinate the overall agency or jurisdictional response and support to an emergency. The County’s EOC is activated when the field level responders need additional support.

As Director and Operational Area Coordinator, the Sheriff may be required to activate the EOC under the following conditions: 

  • A local government has activated its EOC and requests activation of the operational area EOC to support their emergency operations.
  • Two or more cities within the operational area have proclaimed a local emergency.
  • The County and/or cities within the county have requested a governor’s proclamation of a State of Emergency.
  • The operational area is requesting, or has received, resources from outside its boundaries. This does not include resources used in day-to-day operations, which are obtained through existing mutual aid agreements.

The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as the central point for activating the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for broadcasting emergency information to residents.

The EAS is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers to provide the communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information, such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to specific areas.


To Obtain Emergency Information Tune To One of the Radio Stations

KMJ 580 AM

KBIF 900 AM (Asian)

KEYQ 980 AM (Spanish)

To Obtain Emergency Information Tune To One of the TV Stations

KFSN (ABC 30), KGPE (CBS 47)

KSEE (NBC 24), KMPH (Fox 26)

KFTV (Univision 21 -- Spanish)


Local Emergency Offices

Madera County Sheriff’s Office

559-675-7770, or 1-800-560-4911

Madera Police


Chowchilla Police


Fire (Madera County)


Fire (Dept. of Forestry)


California Highway Patrol (CHP)



County Departments & Cooperating Agencies

Animal Control


Environmental Health


American Red Cross (Fresno & Madera)


Public Health

559-675-7893 (Madera)

Public Health

559-658-7456 (Oakhurst)

County Mission/Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Madera County's Mission is to serve the public interest in a fiscally responsible manner by providing efficient, cost effective customer service, promoting public health and safety while creating new possibilities with partnerships through a diversified economy.

Vision Statement

Madera County is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, with integrity, and is committed to the highest quality of life for all.

Disaster Information Recovery & Assistance

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311