The Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is a program located within the Sheriff's Department. County OES coordinates planning and preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for disasters occurring within the unincorporated area of the County.
Questions or comments can be submitted to the Sheriff or call 209-742-1306.
Preparedness is all about pre-planning and education. Our office prepares emergency and contingency plans, ranging from evacuation plans to emergency operations plans. These help specify the roles and responsibilities of first responders and emergency management personnel an incident.
Training: Office of Emergency Services staff attend trainings throughout the year, keeping our knowledge and skills current. We also plan and organize trainings and exercises involving Mariposa County and local, state, federal and regional agencies. People perform like they train, so training is a crucial aspect of preparedness. We also write and update county emergency plans.
The Office of Emergency Services responds to emergencies ranging from wildland fires to storm events to hazardous material incidents. We represent Mariposa County, assist first responders in accessing equipment and personnel, gather information and stay informed. At the scene, we are part of the decision-making process and provide guidance.
After an emergency incident is resolved, affected residents and communities recover and rebuild and our office plays a large role in that process. We coordinate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), and state, county and city agencies for funding and other needed resources. Our office assists with county infrastructure repair.
Mitigation is minimizing natural hazard risks by putting in place projects or procedures that reduce or prevent future damages. Our office prepares the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, a plan collaboratively crafted with other county agencies. It evaluates Mariposa County risks and potential hazards, whether natural or human-caused.
Prevention refers to any measures we can take individually, or as a whole, to be prepared for an emergency incident. For example, clearing brush and having defensible space around residences.
California Statewide Fire Map
The map below provides approximate locations of major fires burning in California. Some of the fires on the map are not in the jurisdiction of CAL FIRE and are under the command of another local or federal fire agency.
Click on the Map below to view the interactive California Fire Map.