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Emergency Operations Center

Emergency Public Information Hotline: (707) 565-3856

The County provide will provide information regarding current conditions to the general public, media, and local agencies during periods of potential emergency (i.e. winter storms). 

During Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation, the designated Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Hotline Staff will answer the lines and provide information as requested. During an EOC activation, updates will also be available online: Public Safety Announcments, Sonoma County's Facebook page and Twitter feeds as appropriate.

When the EOC is not activated, the Emergency Public Information hotline (EPI) will provide only recorded information concerning local conditions and will also refer callers to additional sources of information.

  • Published on September 16, 2015

    County of Sonoma has just published an interactive map of the 2015 Valley Fire in Northern California.  The map uses data published by Cal Fire and will be automatically updated.

  • Published on September 9, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of high temperatures today and through the end of the week. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s. Sonoma County Department of Health Services reminds residents that excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses range from…

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  • Published on September 13, 2015

    Advisory evacuations were ordered by CAL FIRE for the following locations:

    • Pine Flat Road, addresses 5000 and above
    • Geysers Road out of Healdsburg, addresses 6000 and above
    • Geysers Road out of Geyserville, addresses 9400 and above

    Advisory evacuations notify residents that existing conditions dictate that a Mandatory Evacuation Order may be given in the near future, but that the threat to lives is not yet imminent.

  • Published on September 13, 2015

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County are currently monitoring the Valley Fire taking place in Lake County. No Sonoma County residences threatened at this time. Sonoma County is supporting the disaster response in Lake County.

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The Sonoma County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was constructed in 1974 and was remodeled in 2004. On a daily basis the building is used as a computer training center and in emergency conditions is converted into a full operating EOC.

The EOC is well equipped with a Local Area computer network, wireless local area network, telephones, dedicated multiple fax lines, four televisions, and numerous communication systems including an EAS transmitter for generating local emergency alerts. Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) operators are located in the Auxiliary Communications Center linking the county EOC to public safety and amateur bands. A twelve-line Public Information Hotline is located adjacent to the Public Information Officer's office. A modular status board system is in place allowing information to be posted in each area.

The staffing pattern is Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)-based and operational periods are determined during the initial stages of an event. The CAO (or other designated staff) serves as the EOC Director with additional staffing provided by County Department heads, managers and other designated personnel, and other supporting agencies including California Department of Forestry (CDF), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California National Guard (CNG), Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), PG&E, and American Red Cross. During an emergency event up to 75 individuals may staff the EOC.

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Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

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