For Partners

The resources listed on this page are available to all partners within the Santa Clara County Operational Area 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


OEM provides a comprehensive training and exercise program composed of emergency management courses, drills, functional and tabletop exercises.

Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Program

Hazard mitigation is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future. 




This plan provides the resources to achieve a COOP/COG capability for County departments. This program is based upon the federal COOP model, as presented in the Federal Preparedness Circular #65, the Department of Homeland Security’s COOP documents, and the State of California’s Standardized Emergency Management System.

For additional information please refer to the: Santa Clara County COOP Update page.


Public information and warning is a critical emergency management capability and an inherent responsibility of local, state, and federal government.

The OEM PIO convenes and engages the Santa Clara County Operational Area Joint Information System (SCC Op Area JIS) to coordinate information and support community preparedness through public information and education resources.

The SCC Op Area JIS 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 Santa Clara County to work together to coordinate public information and warning efforts before, during, and after emergencies in the County of Santa Clara.

To request information and or participate in the SCC Op Area JIS, please email [email protected] 

The Office of Emergency Management is a member of the Bay Area Joint Information System (JIS).

Bay Area JIS documents are available for download:

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