Operational Area Council Purpose:
The Operational Area Council coordinates, reviews, and recommends for approval all emergency and disaster response policies, procedures, plans, and other influencing factors or events that would affect the Stanislaus Operational Area. The OAC provides technical review of all disaster plans by any agency or jurisdiction in the County for approval as to form and compliance with Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) 5 and 8.
Operational Area Council Membership:
The County Operational Area Council consists of 10 voting members. The OAC consists of the Assistant Director of Emergency Services, and a representative from each of the nine (9) cities within Stanislaus County. The Joint Powers Agreement member is generally the emergency manager from his/her jurisdiction. Each city appoints a member and an alternate member to represent their city. The Operational Area Council members include:
- Assistant Director of Emergency Services - County Fire Warden
- City of Modesto Emergency Manager
- City of Turlock Emergency Manager
- City of Ceres Emergency Manager
- City of Riverbank Emergency Manager
- City of Oakdale Emergency Manager
- City of Hughson Emergency Manager
- City of Patterson Emergency Manager
- City of Waterford Emergency Manager
- City of Newman Emergency Manager
Operational Area Participants/Partners:
The Operational Area Council will also consist of participants who agree to partner with and lend their expertise to the OAC. These participants will be comprised of any government, public, or private individual, or organization that has an interest in Emergency Management.
Operational Area Council Meetings:
The Operational Area Council meets quarterly, or upon the call of the Assistant Director of Emergency Services, and/or as often as necessary to transact business and fulfill their duties. Meetings are generally held at the Regional Fire Training Center.