The responding agency depends on the type of incident but the majority of the time will either be law enforcement or a fire agency. Emergency Services does not execute tactical field operations but instead supports requests from first responders in the field.
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OES is responsible for coordinating with County departments, local cities, and special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. OES is responsible for designing and conducting simulated disaster preparedness and response exercises, and evaluating emergency staff training. OES is also responsible for maintaining the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a state of readiness.
OES is co-located with the Facilities Management Division at:
10014 N Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
OES manages the Nevada County Government's response to and recovery from a disaster and provides support to any city, town, or special district responding to and recovering from a disaster.
Yes. The EOC is the central site for managing and coordinating the County's support of tactical field operations. The EOC is not a "Command Post"; rather, it is a multi-agency coordination point for emergencies affecting multiple jurisdictions or disciplines.