For Individuals & Families

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“Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen -- should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.” ​

​​Plan & Prepare


​​​​What will you do if a disaster strikes today? Will you be ready?​​

This short instructional video, produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, explains  the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: 

  • ​being informed

  • making a plan

  • building a kit

  • and getting involved.​

​10 Ways to Be Prepared

Preparedness is something you can practice with your family!

Cal OES has tips, tricks, brochures and videos to help you learn what you can do around your home to ensure that you are ready for anything!

Our office is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. The Planning and Preparedness Division identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of reference, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Visit the 10 Ways to Be Prepared and get ready with us!

Visite al 10 Maneras de Estar Preparados​ y prepárate con nosotros!​

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​​​​Animals & Pet Planning

Don't forget about your furry friends!​


​If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack depends largely on emergency planning done today. 

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet care buddy system, are the same for any emergency. Whether you decide to stay put in an emergency or evacuate to a safer location, you will need to make plans in advance for your pets. 

Keep in mind that what’s best for you is typically what’s best for your animals. 

How We Can Help​​

The California Governor'​s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

The Planning and Preparedness division at Cal OES identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of relevance, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Planning for disasters starts at home, and the more informed you are, the better! Visit the links below to learn more about:​

​9-1-1 Services

The State of California, in concert with all public safety agencies, is dedicated to providing its citizens with the best emergency services possible. The goal of the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch is to enable Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to provide expedient telephone access to emergency services for all 9-1-1 callers. The 9-1-1 telephone number is a significant step in this direction. 

The Public Safety Communications, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Branch, is committed to assisting PSAPs in the administration and funding of this lifesaving resource in their communities.​​​​

​Recovery After a Disaster

Cal OES respond to and aids in the recovery from emergencies within the State of California Under the authorities of the California Emergency Services Act (ESA), the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), the federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and other legislation.

Within Cal OES, the Recovery Branch is reponsible for managing disaster recovery and providing assistance to local governments and individuals impacted by disasters. Click on the following links to learn more.

Events for ​Individuals & Families



Safety Assessment Evaluator and Coordinator Training San Diego Assessment Evaluator and Coordinator Training San DiegoPost-Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator and Coordinator training sponsored by the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego.9/21/2016 3:30:00 PM9/22/2016 12:00:00 AMSan Diego Environmental Services Building 9601 Ridgehaven Court San Diego, CA 92123<p>​This class will train credentialed persons to be SAP Evaluators to work in the field posting buildings and infrastructure for safety and usability on behalf of local governments.  Class is limited to 65 persons.  $85 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.  To register, please email Henry Barton Hill: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </p>{14E1A425-AFD9-4489-91AB-4D2060218D69}GP0|#5c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade;L0|#05c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade|Recovery;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B01030200711E995CF7C006488B227BA0DE289FD325
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Quarterly Meeting Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=16State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Quarterly MeetingFiles pertaining to this meeting will be available for download closer to the meeting date.10/26/2016 8:30:00 PM10/26/2016 11:00:00 PMCal OES 3650 Schriever Ave Mather, CA 95655 Room: Multipurpose Room (MPR) 1 & 2 Contact: Brian Abeel Phone: (916) 845-8768 Email:{82B0CF05-60EF-4926-857D-D280662627A1}GP0|#8956b78c-ade5-4aa1-b9a6-2981aed508bc;L0|#08956b78c-ade5-4aa1-b9a6-2981aed508bc|Fire & Rescue;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B0101000BEFB8DAF9062147909BB37E58F5E3B816
Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC) Southern Mutual Aid Regions I and VI Meeting Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=31Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC) Southern Mutual Aid Regions I and VI MeetingMutual Aid Region I and VI, hold joint quarterly meetings. MARAC meetings were established to facilitate regional coordination and influence regional and state emergency management programs. 10/27/2016 4:30:00 PM10/27/2016 7:30:00 PMLocation To Be Determined{3799EB5E-BBBE-492C-94CA-E84C592291DE}GP0|#065b718b-d598-44fd-a2c9-9f3cb3db8020;L0|#0065b718b-d598-44fd-a2c9-9f3cb3db8020|Regional Operations;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100387324FD6D07944F8CCE6F443C5B6EED31
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Region I Meeting Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=35Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Region I Meeting LEPC Region I Provides a forum for emergency management agencies, responders, industry and the public to work together to evaluate, understand, create response plans, train, coordinate and communicate chemical hazards in the community.11/9/2016 6:00:00 PM11/9/2016 8:30:00 PMLocation - To Be Determined{360B3D9C-5802-4490-84C9-827D68283DCA}GP0|#065b718b-d598-44fd-a2c9-9f3cb3db8020;L0|#0065b718b-d598-44fd-a2c9-9f3cb3db8020|Regional Operations;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100387324FD6D07944F8CCE6F443C5B6EED35


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