Riverside County Fire Department
Office of Emergency Services
Riverside County is the fourth
largest county in the State of California, stretching nearly 200 miles across
and comprising over 7,200 square miles of fertile river valleys, low deserts,
mountains, foothills, and rolling plains. Riverside County shares borders with
densely populated Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties,
extending west from within 14 miles of the Pacific Ocean east to the Colorado
River. It is located in the southeastern portion of the Governor’s Office of
Emergency Services Southern Region.
County OES fulfills a wide
variety of roles from the field response to emergency incidents within the
County to operating the County EOC in supporting and recovering from major
emergencies and disasters.
All County OES activities are focused around the
four primary phases of emergency management; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response
OES is the lead agency in fulfilling the County's responsibility
under the California Emergency Services Act (Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2
of the CA Government Code) and also serves as the Operational Area Coordinator
for Riverside County under the Standardized Emergency Management System (CA
Government Code 8605).