Office of Emergency Management
About the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (SBC OEM) is a department within the County Executive Office, and is responsible for emergency planning and coordination for the Santa Barbara Operational Area.
Stay Updated With Santa Barbara County OEM Links
April 9, 2012 Link - Earthquake Preparedness
Hazard Mitigation Plan - Ground Shaking Potential and Fault Lines Map
March 1, 2012 Link Update - Tsunami Awareness
March 14, 2012 Update
2011 Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan
HMP Cover Page
HMP Table of Contents
HMP Sections 1-3
HMP Section 4 - Capability Assessment
HMP Section 5 - Hazard Assessment
HMP Section 6 - Vulnerability Assessment
HMP Section 7 - County Mitigation Strategy
HMP Section 8 - Plan Maintenance
HMP Section 9 - City of Buellton Annex
HMP Section 10 - City of Carpinteria Annex (pending adoption)
HMP Section 11 - City of Goleta Annex
HMP Section 12 - City of Guadalupe Annex
HMP Section 13 - City of Lompoc Annex
HMP Section 14 - City of Santa Barbara Annex
HMP Section 15 - City of Santa Maria Annex
HMP Section 16 - City of Solvang Annex
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Santa Barbara Operational Area
On a day to day basis, OEM is responsible for emergency planning and coordination among the Santa Barbara Operational Area entities which include:
Cities: Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Solvang
Special Districts: Air Pollution Control District, Fire Districts, Sanitary Districts, School Districts, Vector Control Districts, and Water Districts
Volunteer Organizations: American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Equine Evacuation, and Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG), Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
Industry Groups: CAER-Community Awareness and Emergency Response, Petroleum industry mutual aid group, SBIA-Santa Barbara Industrial Association.
Tri-County Coordination: Santa Barbara County OEM also coordinates with adjoining offices of emergency services in Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. The Tri-County Coordinators meet and discuss regional preparedness several times throughout the year.
SBC OEM Responsibilities
Maintain the Santa Barbara County Operational Area Multihazard Functional Plan.
- Maintain the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a state of operational readiness.
- Maintain a trained cadre of EOC team members.
Provide ongoing leadership and coordinate disaster plans and exercises with the eight cities throughout the County.
Assist County departments in developing department emergency plans which address how they will perform during disasters.
Assist County departments with development of facility emergency plans for every occupied County facility.
Provide ongoing training for County department emergency coordinators.
Participate in an ever-expanding public education campaign for all hazards through the Emergency Survival Program (ESP), public venues, and various media presentations.
Santa Barbara Operational Area Oil Spill Contingency Plan - Redacted
Santa Barbara County Current Systems Assessment June 2012-13
Santa Barbara County Current Systems Assessment Coverage Maps
Santa Barbara County Operational Area Interoperability Study DRAFT
Santa Barbara County Operational Area Interoperable Communications Study PowerPoint
Contact SBC OEM
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805-681-5592 - fax
Interim Emergency Operations Chief
Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer (805) 681-5526
Emergency Manager, CEM, All-Risk - Planning
Richard Abrams (805) 681-5567
Emergency Manager, CEM, All-Risk - Homeland Security
Joe Guzzardi (805) 681-5522
Emergency Manager, CEM, All-Risk/Oil & Gas-Offshore &
Elsa Arndt (805) 681-5524
Emergency Manager, All Risk - Oil & Gas North County
Jay McAmis (805) 346-7319 (SM) or 681-5542 (SB)
Emergency Manager, CEM, All Risk - Training & Nuclear
David Flamm (805) 681-5508
Erika Isaly (805) 681-5526