Office of Emergency
Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (O.E.S.) is on-call 24 hours per day,
seven days per week, 365 days per year. O.E.S. personnel respond to
floods, fires, chemical and hazardous material spills and other disasters or
emergency events throughout Tehama County. They also assist other jurisdictions
throughout California through the State's Mutual Aid system, and in extreme
emergency situations, are available to agencies throughout the country and the
Sheriff's O.E.S. teams perform emergency situation notifications, evacuations
and rescues, fill and set sand bags, conduct site assessments, man roadblocks,
and execute countless other functions during emergency and disaster events.
The Office of Emergency Services maintains an enclosed 1998 Featherlite brand
trailer, containing a powerful generator, portable lights, sand bags, and other
equipment needed during disasters and emergency situations.
Personnel are able to
access flooded areas by boat, or by using one of three 2
1/2 ton, 6-wheel drive
trucks, which were obtained from the military and added to the Sheriff's O.E.S.
fleet in 1999.
Other frequently used
equipment and resources readily available to the Sheriff's O.E.S. include
private and military helicopters, heavy equipment, trucks, trailers, boats and