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What does the Office of Emergency Services do?

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) coordinates and participates in emergency planning, response, and recovery under the direction of Sheriff William Honsal and in collaboration with local, state, and federal partners. OES is the primary local coordination agency for emergencies and disasters affecting residents, public infrastructure, and government operations in the County.  

Per Humboldt County Code §2210-6, the Sheriff is the designated Director of Emergency Services for the Humboldt Operational Area.

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1. What does the Office of Emergency Services do?
2. What is the Humboldt Operational Area?
3. What happens when a disaster exceeds the capacity of local response agencies?
4. What is an Emergency or Disaster Declaration?
5. What is an Emergency Operations Center?
6. What is a Joint Information Center?