Health Emergency Management

The Health Care Agency’s Emergency Medical Services Division receives funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a number of its programs. The County of Orange collaborates with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other state and local partnering entities to ensure consistent disaster and preparedness planning locally, regionally and statewide. The EMS Health Emergency Management Section supports and participates in ongoing all-hazards preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities undertaken by the Orange County Operational Area (OA) and coordinates its planning efforts with other County departments, area cities and local special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from health-related emergent disasters and events. 


Cities Readiness Initiative/Point of Dispensing (POD)
CRI/POD Site 


2018 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise
Orange County 2018 SWMHE Site 


Health Care Coalition
Health Care Coalition Site


Preparedness Training and Exercise
Preparedness Training and Exercise