Pursuant to Modoc County Board of Supervisor's Resolution, Sheriff Mike Poindexter is designated as the Director of Emergency Services for Modoc County and is the director of the Modoc County Office of Emergency Services (OES). The Sheriff has designated, A.J. McQuarrie as the Deputy Director of Emergency Services.
The Modoc County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (OES) primary responsibility is to coordinate the county government’s response to disasters or other large scale emergencies. The office is charged with providing the necessary planning, coordination, response support and communications with all agencies affected by large scale emergencies or disasters. OES works in a cooperative effort with other governmental jurisdictions within the county, disciplines such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, state and federal agencies, utilities, private industry and volunteer groups in order to provide a coordinated response to disasters. The Emergency Services Coordinator also manages the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In any disaster the EOC becomes the single focal point for centralized management and coordination of emergency response and recovery operations during a disaster or emergency affecting the Modoc Operational Area. The EOC will be activated when an emergency situation occurs that exceeds local and/or in field capabilities to adequately respond to and mitigate the incident.
The Sheriff is empowered to:
•Proclaim the existence of a local emergency if the Board of Supervisors is not in session
•Request the Governor to proclaim a state of emergency and request a Presidential Declaration
•Control and direct the emergency organization of the county
•Represent the county in all dealings with public and private agencies
•Make rules and regulations on matters reasonable related to the protection of life and property
•Require emergency services of any county officer or employee (Disaster Service Worker)
•Requisition necessary personnel or material of any county department or agency
•Execute all special powers conferred upon them by the BOS, statue or agreement
For more information about the Modoc County Office of Emergency Services, click here