Office of Emergency Services

Welcome to the County of Lake, Office of Emergency Services ("Lake OES")!  Our mission is to protect the persons, property and environment of Lake County in the event of an emergency through planning, training and coordination with responders, local government and community stakeholders.  Lake OES is committed to providing effective emergency services in a forward-thinking and cost-effective manner.


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Lake County is developing an update to their 2012 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Floods, drought, wildfires, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern to Lake County. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation Plan forms the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. Additionally, only communities with a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligible to apply for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding and for lower costs of flood insurance to residents through the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). Read full media release.

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Please join us by becoming a “water watcher” by keeping an eye out to ensure that water is being used effectively. 

Just like at your home, sometimes your neighbors or government facilities have a broken sprinkler or are watering the concrete instead of greenery without being aware of the problem. If you see water being wasted at a state facility, please visit Save Our Water and fill out the state-facilities waste form to alert state managers to the issue.

If you are reporting inefficient watering at a locally-owned business, local park, private residence, or another non state-owned property, please contact your local water district.  If you are reporting inefficient water use at city-owned or county-owned properties, please contact either city hall or the board of supervisors respectively.


Lake OES provides opportunities for people to make a difference in their community through volunteer service, or to grow and enhance skills through internship opportunities.  Volunteers and interns contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving in disaster response and preparedness to help meet critical community needs.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities Available:  Office Assistant, Emergency Planner, IT/Communications Specialist, Disaster Service Workers, Training Instructors, Grant Administration, and many more.

If you're interested in volunteering or an internship in OES, please contact us!

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