Office of Emergency Services
Role of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.
The County has prepared an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for use by all county employees in the event of a major disaster or other emergency event. The plan outlines the Ventura County Operational Area’s strategic and coordinated response by all employees and assigns specific responsibilities in the event that the plan is activated (Government Code § 8610; County Ordinance 4410, Article 2, Section 5325).
Ventura County is vulnerable to a wide range of human-caused, technological and natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, dam failures, civil unrest, transportation accidents, tsunamis, terrorism, and public health and agricultural emergencies.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the County's preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery programs. OES is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Ventura County Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), maintaining the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and coordinating EOC activities during a disaster. OES staff also oversees the County's Disaster Service Worker Program (DSW), which includes the Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS), Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART), and the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team.
Within California's emergency management organizational structure, each county serves as an operational area. The Ventura County Operational Area includes the County and all political subdivisions within the County area. In this role, Ventura County Sheriff's OES acts as an agent between State OES and the cities, special districts and unincorporated areas of Ventura County. During a disaster, this includes gathering information on the County's emergency response needs, assessing county and state resources, and facilitating the acquisition, coordination and use of those resources. For more information link to County’s preparedness and disaster information website at
Link to County Disaster Info Page:
Ready Ventura County - Disaster Information
Plans Tsunami Ventura County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Evacuation Maps Casitas Dam (Large File)
Hazard Maps Earthquake Flood Zones - Repetitive Loss Hazards Liquefaction Tsunami Wildfire
To Obtain Emergency Information Tune To One of the Radio Stations KVEN 1450 AM KHAY 100.7 FM KMLA 103.7 FM (SPANISH)
Local Emergency Offices Ventura County (805) 987-1514 Camarillo (805) 388-5349 Fillmore (805) 524-1500 Ext . 226 (805) 517-6248 Ojai (805) 646-1414 Oxnard (805) 385-7717 Port Hueneme (805) 986-6530 San Buenaventura (805) 654-7794 Santa Paula Fire (805) 933-4297 Simi Valley (805) 583-6982 Thousand Oaks (805) 499-2844
Other County Departments & Cooperating Agencies (805) 389-9710 (805) 947-8370 (805) 654-2001 (805) 987-1514 (805) 981-5331 (805) 981-5301