Office of Emergency Services

The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) is certified with theĀ Emergency Management Accreditation Program. Backing the Line is proud to serve OES San Diego on the Chaplaincy Support Team. We are credentialed by OES and stand ready to serve, on-call 24/7.

Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates the overall county response to disasters. OES is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing plans and procedures for response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing preparedness materials for the public.

OES staffs the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (a central facility which provides regional coordinated emergency response), and also acts as staff to the Unified Disaster Council(UDC), a joint powers agreement between all 18 incorporated cities and the County of San Diego. The UDC provides for coordination of plans and programs countywide to ensure protection of life and property.