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About the Office of Emergency Management

Sacramento City Emergency Operations Center

The City Manager’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates communication, planning, preparedness, response, and recovery during all hazards effecting our community. OEM also manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is staffed with City personnel who are trained to ensure unified, enduring support to first responders and the community for the duration of any disaster. For events that do not necessitate activating the EOC, but still involve multiple departments, OEM may activate and lead a Crisis Action Team (CAT) to facilitate integrated Citywide response. For multi-jurisdictional cohesion, OEM also has a staff member assigned to the Sacramento Regional Type-III Incident Management Team.

Emergency Management Principles

Sacramento Emergency Management diagram

Emergency Management is a continuous cycle based around the four main principles of Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.

Citizen Emergency Notification System

Sign up in case of emergency tags

Fast-moving wildfires in California and catastrophic flooding in other parts of the nation remind us how important it is to receive emergency alerts. It takes a few minutes to register and may save your life. If you have a cell phone, please check within your settings to ensure the device is set up to receive emergency alerts. Additionally, signing up for Sacramento Alert with your cell or landline phone will enable you to receive important local public safety messages. To sign up to receive emergency alerts visit Sacramento Alert. For more information, download our Frequently Asked Questions and our Sign Up Flyer. Learn about the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system from Cal OES.


Sacramento Storm Ready Logo

Did you know Sacramento is one of the few accredited StormReady cities in California? Sacramento was granted this accreditation based on Sacramento’s storm preparedness and communication plans.