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Office of Emergency Management

Kings County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the County's emergency management agency, responsible for coordinating multi-agency responses to complex, large-scale emergencies and disasters within Kings County. It is the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Management to develop and maintain the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), which serves as a guideline for who will do what, as well as when, with what resources, and by what authority--before, during, and immediately after an emergency. OEM provides dedicated staff responsible for managing the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and developing and implementing training and exercise programs designed to coincide with the processes and procedures within the EOP.  

The Office of Emergency Management is the conduit for information and resource coordination between the State of California and the local governments of Kings County (the Kings Operational Area), as defined in California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).The Kings Operational Area includes the cities of Avenal, Corcoran, Hanford and Lemoore, as well as the political subdivisions of the County. 

For more information regarding the Office of Emergency Management, please contact one of the staff members listed below:


Amanda Verhaege, Emergency Services Coordinator

 T: (559) 852-2883

Brionne Jackson, Emergency Services Specialist

 T: (559) 852-2847