Office of Emergency Services

The 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.

The County of San Diego OES is accredited with the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.


If you wish to contact us with questions, comments or complaints, you may do so in the following ways:

Mail to:

5580 Overland Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-1294

mailstop: O-25

By Telephone:

(858) 565-3490

By Fax: 
fax: (858) 565-3499


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