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OperationOC Mission

OperationOC supports the Orange County Operational Area by coordinating community based organizations, government agencies, faith based organizations, and the private business sector to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threatened or actual natural disaster, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. 


OperationOC Purpose Statement 

The Orange County Rescue Mission’s OperationOC provides an effective mission ready rapid recovery response to local disasters. It enhances preparedness for, and coordinates response to, disasters by facilitating linkages among Orange County community based organizations, government agencies, faith based organizations, and the private business sector. OperationOC is built upon a flexible, scalable, and adaptable coordinating structure to align key roles and responsibilities for responding to disasters in Orange County. 
OperationOC Principles 

  • OperationOC leaders consider and take into account all hazards, all phases, all stakeholders and all impacts relevant to disaster recovery.
  • Risk-Driven OperationOC leaders use sound risk management principles in assigning priorities and resources.
  • OperationOC leaders ensure unity of effort among all levels of government and all elements of a community.
  • OperationOC leaders create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication.
  • OperationOC leaders synchronize the activities of all relevant stakeholders to achieve a common purpose.
  • OperationOC leaders use creative and innovative approaches in solving disaster recovery challenges.
  • OperationOC leaders value a knowledge-based approach based on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.


OperationOC is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, IRS # 95-2479552.



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