Sheriff's Office OES

The Area Office of Emergency Service (OES) coordinates countywide preparedness, response and protection services and activities for large-scale incidents and disasters.

OES is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies within the County's 20 cities when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing plans and procedures in response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing preparedness materials for our residents.

OES Organization Chart

Incident Command System (ICS) Forms

ICS Form 201, Incident Briefing (PDF; 11kb)
ICS Form 202, Incident Objectives (PDF; 41kb)
ICS Form 203, Organization Assignment List (PDF; 49kb)
ICS Form 204, Assignment List (PDF; 47kb)
ICS Form 205, Incident Radio Communications Plan (PDF; 43kb)
ICS Form 206, Medical Plan (PDF; 44kb)
ICS Form 207, Organizational Chart (PDF; 34kb)
ICS Form 209, Incident Status Summary (PDF; 113kb)
ICS Form 210, Status Change Card (PDF; 23kb)
ICS Form 211, Check-In List (PDF; 14kb)
ICS Form 213, General Message (PDF; 33kb)
ICS Form 214, Unit Log (PDF; 42kb)
ICS Form 215, Operational Planning Worksheet (PDF; 53kb)
ICS Form 216, Radio Requirements Worksheet (PDF; 46kb)
ICS Form 217, Radio Frequency Assignment Worksheet (PDF; 110kb)
ICS Form 218, Support Vehicle Inventory (PDF; 47kb)
ICS Form 219-2, Card Stock - Green (Crew) (PDF; 4kb)
ICS Form 219-4, Card Stock - Blue (Helicopter) (PDF; 4kb)
ICS Form 219-6, Card Stock - Orange (Aircraft) (PDF; 4kb)
ICS Form 219-7, Card Stock - Yellow (Dozer) (PDF; 4kb)
ICS Form 220, Air Operations Summary (PDF; 56kb)
ICS Form 221, Demobilization Plan (PDF; 108kb)
ICS Form 221 Page 1, Demobilization Checkout (PDF; 4kb)
Instructions for Completing the Demobilization Checkout (PDF; 4kb)
ICS Form 226, Individual Personnel Rating (PDF; 35kb)
ICS Form 308, Resource Order Form - Front (PDF; 7kb)
ICS Form 308, Resource Order Form - Back (PDF; 6kb)
ICS Form 308, Resource Order Form - Example (PDF; 257kb)


WebEOC® is a Situational Awareness application used by San Mateo County Emergency Services personnel, municipalities, and other Mutual Aid organizations to monitor and manage activities during an incident, be it a routine incident or a large scale event. WebEOC® can be used during the planning, mitigation, response and recovery phases of any emergency. Using boards, menus, tools, plug-ins, and links, WebEOC® helps users build reports, request assistance, deploy resources, store documents, map almost anything, and more. It is pre-configured to enable any authorized agency to begin using it almost immediately. Using common ICS terminology and familiar form structure, this system is intended to support staff within the Emergency Operations Center by providing a real time, on-line communication mechanism.

The George Berry Memorial Award for Excellence in Emergency Management

George Berry (KC6ULT) served with the San Mateo County Sheriff's OES first as a volunteer then in the late 80's joined the ranks as a District Administrator under OES Director Kent Paxton and left OES in 2001. No amount of superlatives could describe George's dedication to the community and his unique work ethic. George specialized in CERT/NERT, teaching SEMS law to all city and county employees; and offered communications training and large event planning that often dealt with presidential and heads of state visits to the County.  

George also volunteered with the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 3 and went to quite a few "big shows" as he called them as Communications Unit Leader (COMML.) George proudly deployed to every incident except 1998 El Nino, as he was the San Mateo County OES Duty Officer that week. He also served as COMML for the annual wildfire training in the County.

George's San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services and FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Assignments

1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm, Oakland, California
1992 Hurricane Iniki, Kauai, Hawaii
1994 Northridge Earthquake, Los Angeles, California
1995 Murrah Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1997 Flooding, City of Napa and Yuba County, California
1998 El Nino Storms San Mateo County, Califonria
1999 Earthquake Fact Finding Team, Taiwan
2001 World Trade Center, New York City, New York

George Berry Memorial Award Recipients

2013 Pat Halleran
2013 Debbie Patten
2014 Olga Crowe
2015 Peter Lyon
2015 Jeff Kearnan
2016 Ken Anderson Sr.
2016 Jim Holley
2018 Elizabeth Lam
2018 John Swallow