Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was established by Chapter
2.68 of the County Code with responsibility for organizing and directing the preparedness efforts of the Emergency Management Organization of Los Angeles County. OEM is the day-to-day Los Angeles County Operational Area coordinator for the entire geographic area of the county. This broad responsibility includes:
Planning and Coordination
an approved Operational Area Emergency Response Plan.
ongoing leadership and coordinating disaster plans and
exercises with the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated communities
and 288 special districts in the county.
County departments to develop department emergency plans which
address how they will perform both their non-deferrable
missions and Operational Area duties during disasters.
County departments with development of facility emergency plans
for every occupied County facility.
and advising the Board of Supervisors, Emergency Management Council
and advising the Board of Supervisors in matters pertaining to
their role as elected
officials during emergencies
the County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) in a state of operational
in partnership with the Sheriff's
Emergency Operations Bureau.
as on-call CEOC first responders on a 24-hour basis.
an OEM duty officer on a 24-hour basis to address inquiries
and concerns from County, local, and state officials regarding
potential or escalating emergency conditions.
a cadre of CEOC team members trained in section and position responsibilities
and use of the Emergency Management
Information System Operational Area Response and Recovery System (OARRS).
ongoing training for county Department Emergency Coordinators and Building Emergency Coordinators.
- Developing and maintaining the Operational Area Response and Recovery System (OARRS) linking County departments.
- Conducting public education campaigns for all hazards through the Emergency Survival Program (ESP), expos, and various media presentations in public venues. For more information, or to download documents, please visit www.lacounty.gov/emergency.