Office of Emergency Services
Originally established as the Riverside County
Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODP) in 1971 through County Ordinance 533.4,
the organization and role of this function has evolved to meet an every
increasing demand for emergency and disaster management activities.
functions and organization of (OPD) were transferred to the Riverside County
Fire Department in 1984 and became known as the Emergency Services Division or
ESD. In following suit with other County Emergency Management organizations and
the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, the Emergency Services Division
(ESD) was renamed the Office of Emergency Services in the Spring of 2002.
Today, OES maintains two active Emergency
Operations Centers (EOC's) and employs a staff of twenty-six people who
collectively cover two EOC's, all field activities and related administrative
responsibilities in one of the fastest growing county's in the nation.