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

 

 

State of California Emergency Plan Draft Comment Periodhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/PlanningPreparednessSite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3State of California Emergency Plan Draft Comment PeriodAnnouncing the availability of the Draft State of California Emergency Plan (SEP) for public review and comment9/14/2016 1:00:00 PM10/15/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>​​Announcing the availability of the Draft State of California Emergency Plan (SEP) for public review and comment. The Draft SEP Update may be downloaded from the Cal OES website <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=0a8bad6b-f581-42d1-a937-dbda95349e24&TermSetId=a3eeb20c-7844-4dd4-99d3-9c3b7ec7ad1e&TermId=58f5dbae-c976-4e3c-b80e-b766635d06ab" target="_blank">by clicking here</a>. Interested agencies, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to submit comments on the completeness and adequacy of the Draft SEP Update.</p><p>A 30-day period has been established for comments on this document. Written comments should be submitted to <a href="mailto:SEPupdate@caloes.ca.gov" target="_blank">SEPupdate@caloes.ca.gov</a> by October 14, 2016.</p>{F4B18401-DE39-42ED-A91F-FC548C5890A2}GP0|#203ac7b7-2342-4ce1-aac9-7b3d12dbd627;L0|#0203ac7b7-2342-4ce1-aac9-7b3d12dbd627|Planning & Preparedness;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100D04FCA4ACDDDF04D9D4BC705C1E525763
Safety Assessment Evaluator and Coordinator Training Eurekahttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=13Safety Assessment Evaluator and Coordinator Training EurekaThis 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.10/11/2016 3:30:00 PM10/11/2016 10:30:00 PMCounty Agriculture Building 5630 S. Broadway Eureka, CA 95501 (South of Eureka, off Hwy 101; Humboldt Hill exit)<p>​This class will train credentialed persons (licensed civil engineers, architects, and certified building inspectors) to be SAP Evaluators to work in the field assessing buildings and infrastructure for safety and usability on behalf of local governments.  An ID badge will be issued to credentialed persons.  Non-credentialed persons may attend and receive a class certificate.  Students will need to bring a pen and a lunch.</p>{81EAF41E-A315-4AB5-AFEA-1945F8A68F63}GP0|#5c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade;L0|#05c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade|Recovery;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100A89DEED857A83648A8A1F0AE21CB4D2413
The Great California ShakeOut! Drop, Cover, and Hold On!http://www.caloes.ca.gov/EarthquakeTsunamiVolcanoProgramsSite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3The Great California ShakeOut! Drop, Cover, and Hold On!ShakeOut Drill : Drop, Cover, and Hold On!10/20/2016 5:20:00 PM10/20/2016 5:30:00 PMStatewide<p>​ShakeOut</p>{2C87E204-6FB9-49B2-8126-D97C7994CB9C}GP0|#4daae993-80e8-4ce5-8bd0-cb49d5762fb3;L0|#04daae993-80e8-4ce5-8bd0-cb49d5762fb3|Earthquake, Tsunami & Volcano Programs;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100FB1A34566D6EF1459FB33E217AE4EC923
Safety Assessment Program Evaluator Training http://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=14Safety Assessment Program Evaluator Training 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.10/24/2016 3:30:00 PM10/24/2016 10:30:00 PMCalifornia Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Room, First Floor, Building D 10390 Peter A. McCuen Boulevard Mather, CA 95655<p>​This class will train credentialed persons (licensed civil engineers, architects, and certified building inspectors) to be SAP Evaluators to work in the field assessing buildings and infrastructure for safety and usability on behalf of local governments. An ID badge will be issued to credentialed persons. Non-credentialed persons may attend and receive a class certificate. Students will need to bring a pen and a lunch. </p>{C545FAD2-B008-43D3-A1CB-DFCB3085AA41}GP0|#5c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade;L0|#05c2352b6-fb4e-475d-8d45-1bce5e618ade|Recovery;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B010100A89DEED857A83648A8A1F0AE21CB4D2414

 

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