For Partners

The resources listed on this page are available to all partners within the Santa Clara County Operational Area (and beyond) in order to support the phases of emergency management:  preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. ​

    ​This Strategic Visioning Plan​ outlines the overarching day-to-day structure, goals, and objectives for capacity building to ensure it is best suited to carry out its response, recovery, and mitigation functions and responsibilities. This Strategic Visioning Plan will be reviewed periodically and revised as necessary to satisfy changing conditions and needs.​​

    The Santa Clara County OEM Emergency Operations Plan establishes the County's incident management organization that supports first responders, facilitates public information and interagency communication, and maintains continuity of government. OEM has developed hazard and function specific annexes to support implementation of the Emergency Operations Plan.

    Emergency Operations Plan Jurisdictional Model provides instructions, guidance, and sample text for the development of city or jurisdiction emergency operations plans in accordance with Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (CPG-101).

    Hazard Specific Annexes​


    Function Specific Annexes

    Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Volume 1​ (PDF)

    Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Volume 2​ (PDF)

    The LHMP planning team identified the Op Area’s hazards of concern and created an action plan to address:

    1. Dam/levee failure
    2. Drought
    3. Earthquake
    4. Flooding
    5. Landslide/mass movement
    6. Severe weather
    7. Wildfire

    In addition to the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County Fire Department, each of the 15 cities and towns in the Operational Area met the federal Disaster Mitigation Act participation requirements and are adopting the plan.​​​

    OEM supports community preparedness through public information and education resources. Please send requests for information and resources to [email protected] 

    OEM participates in the Bay Area Joint Information System (JIS):  A Framework for Coordinating Public Information and Warning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

    Public information and warning is a critical emergency management capability and an inherent responsibility of local, state, and federal government. The Bay Area Joint Information System is a network of individuals with responsibilities to support emergency public information and warning. Members come together from a broad spectrum of agencies, disciplines, and jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area to work together to coordinate public information and warning efforts before, during, and after emergencies.

    Bay Area JIS documents are available for download:

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