After Action-Corrective Action Reporting

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​Procedures and Regulations-Section 2450 (a) of the SEMS Regulations states that... "Any city, city and county, or county declaring a local emergency for which the governor proclaims a state of emergency, and any state agency responding to that emergency shall complete and transmit an after action report to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) within ninety (90) days of the close of the incident period as specified in the California Code of Regulations, section 2900(q).

Timetable-The completion of after action reports is a part of the required SEMS reporting process. The Emergency Services Act, Section 8607 (f) mandates that Cal OES in cooperation with involved state and local agencies complete an after action report within 120 days after the close of the incident period of each Governor proclaimed disaster.



After Action Webinar





This After Action Webinar is a 12 minute overview of the after-action process including applicable statutes,

specific timelines, and required content of an after-action report. We hope the webinar will alleviate any

confusion you may have about the after-action process.


After Action Report Template

For local jurisdictions who declared a local emergency and the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency, please download and complete the Local Government After-Action Report Template.

For state agencies that participated in a disaster where the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency, please download and complete the State Agency After-Action Report Template.

Send completed AAR templates from local jurisdictions and state agencies to


State Agency AAR Template

Local Government AAR Template


Scott Marotte
(916) 845-8780 office

Clifford Viernes
(916) 845-8779 office

​For full After Action Reports contact Scott Marotte or email

***The AAR Executive Summaries section is currently being revised.




Exercise After Action Reporting

​The Cal OES Capstone Statewide Exercise Series was first implemented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, and has become an annual statewide exercise series conducted to coordinate prevention, preparation, response and recovery mechanisms of city, county and state governmental entities, and private sector and volunteer organizations. The goal of the Golden Guardian Exercise Series is to build upon the lessons learned from this and subsequent exercises conducted throughout the nation, as well as real-world events. Golden Guardian is currently the largest statewide exercise program of its kind in the country.



After Action Improvement Planning  (Cal OES only)




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