The Office of Emergency Services (OES) Division is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Stanislaus County's disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery programs. OES develops and maintains the Stanislaus County Emergency Operations Plan and its associated annexes. OES also coordinates training, planning and exercises for first responders throughout the Stanislaus Operational Area.
OES maintains the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Modesto and the Alternate Emergency Operations Center in Ceres in partnership with Ceres Emergency Services. The EOC is the focal point for local coordination during a disaster. OES also facilitates the Operational Area Council and the Disaster Council.