Office of Emergency Services (OES)
The Office of Emergency Services (OES) provides emergency management services citywide, in cooperation with County agencies and special districts. During an active incident such as a fire or flood requiring emergency sheltering, OES helps to facilitate the resources necessary for first responders to protect the community.
Under the Office of Emergency Services (OES), volunteers are trained to keep Beaumont and the Pass area safe during emergencies
Earthquake drills are always an invaluable part of training for volunteers in Beaumont, which understands the importance of preparing for potential emergencies.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers practice search and rescue and triage operations during earthquake drills. They learn about providing first aid, responding to downed power lines, using fire extinguishers, and how police officers handle emergency evacuations.
Keeping the community safe
Beaumont’s highly-rated CERT program has trained more then 500 volunteers throughout the Pass. About 75 percent of the civilian volunteers are from Beaumont, though some volunteers come from as far away as Redlands and Hemet.
CERT volunteers can respond at a moment’s notice for any type of emergency, ranging from natural disasters to helping provide shelter for displaced residents and others. The local CERT training is part of a national program by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
For more information on the CERT program or to find out about trainings near you, Click Here
Local Hazard Mitigation Program
The purpose of this local hazard mitigation plan is to identify the County’s hazards, review and assess past disaster occurrences, estimate the probability of future occurrences and set goals to mitigate potential risks to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural and man-made hazards.
The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to achieve eligibility and potentially secure mitigation funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance, Pre-Disaster Mitigation, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.
Riverside County's continual efforts to maintain a disaster-mitigation strategy is on-going. Our goal is to develop and maintain an all-inclusive plan to include all jurisdictions, special districts, businesses and community organizations rather than them writing their own plan to promote consistency, continuity and unification.
The County’s planning process followed a methodology presented by FEMA and CAL-EMA which included conducting meetings with the Operational Area Planning Committee (OAPC) coordinated by Riverside County Fire – Office of Emergency Services comprised of participating Federal, State and local jurisdictions agencies, special districts, school districts, non-profit communities, universities, businesses, tribes and general public.
The plan identifies vulnerabilities, provides recommendations for prioritized mitigation actions, evaluates resources and identifies mitigation shortcomings, provides future mitigation planning and maintenance of existing plan.
The plan is implemented upon FEMA approval. To view the 2012 Approved plan, click here.