Office of Emergency Management

EMS Roles

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) strives to ensure the whole community is prepared for significant disasters occurring in Santa Clara County. OEM maintains readiness to support disaster response, recovery, and mitigation.

Emergencies and disasters can happen without warning. But you can plan ahead! Building resilient communities takes prepared community members who are willing and able to look out not just for themselves but to also look out for others. It takes everyone - government, local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and community members, coming and working together to recover from an emergency or disaster.

Together, we can build resilient communities and establish a culture of emergency preparedness by being prepared community members.

To those affected by the SCU Complex Fire please see the following link to learn your possible debris flow exposure:

We recommend that you take the following actions now:

  1. Sign up for emergency alerts at
  2. Monitor weather reports and consider your safety risk when a weather advisory is issued.
  3. Be prepared to leave before roads, creeks and waterways are flowing, or go to a neighbor on high ground.
  4. Know all your local access roads and understand that some may be blocked by debris. Have an alternate plan or route. Mudslides can occur even days after a storm when the ground is saturated.
  5. NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters or go around barricades. It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it.
  6. For more flood protection resources please visit:
  7. Have an Emergency Plan and a Disaster Kit ready to go. For more information, go to to find information on our ReadySCC application or you can download FREE from the App Store or Google Play.
  8. For information regarding County road closures please visit:
  9. For information regarding State road closure please visit:


Weather, Hazard, and Emergency Preparedness Map

Contact Us

55 West Younger Avenue
Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 808-7800 (Weekdays)​

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