The Orange County Office of Emergency Management is a combined department consisting of the Emergency Management Department and the County's Fire & EMS Department.
The Emergency Management Office is responsible for overall coordination of emergency services for Orange County. This includes coordinating local emergency planning, training, and exercise activities and overseeing maintenance of the local emergency operations plan.
Emergency Services within Orange County consists of a unique blend of volunteers and career personnel. During times of crisis, it is the public safety community that can make the difference between life and death. Orange County consists of five (5) volunteer fire departments and three (3) emergency medical services agencies. The County also relies heavily on three (3) law enforcement agencies.