Cal OES Divisions

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About Cal OES

We are responsible for the coordination of overall state agency response to disasters. Assuring the state's readiness to respond to, recover from all hazards and assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

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& Functional Needs

Offers guidance to emergency managers and planners, disability and older adult service systems for planning and responding during disasters and recovery.

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Administrative Services

Provides timely customer service-based administrative policy and procedures as well as the advice, service, and support needed to manage Cal OES employees and external customers.


California Specialized Training Institute

Supports training, exercises and education in wide variety of emergency management areas.

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Civil Rights, EEO, and Health & Safety

Provides proactive training to ensure a workplace free of discrimination and oversees the EEO process. Committed to the appreciation of diversity and inclusion. 

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Task Force

Prepares California for the next generation of cybersecurity.

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Disaster Logistics

Manages and provides support for disaster operations.

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Earthquake, Tsunami & Volcano Programs

Promoting awareness, planning and preparedness in areas of California vulnerable to earthquake, tsunami and volcanic activity.

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Fire & Rescue

Coordinates statewide response of fire and rescue mutual aid resources to all types of emergencies, including hazardous materials. Manages the FIRESCOPE program.

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Information Systems

Provides mapping information for Cal OES planning and operations.

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Grants Management

Administers federal and state funds for criminal justice, emergency management, victim services, and homeland security program.

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Hazard Mitigation

Assists local agencies with hazard mitigation planning as well as develops the State Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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Homeland Security

 California's strategic approach to homeland security is to develop multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional, and regional frameworks for planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising to strengthen homeland security.

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Internal Audit Office

Provides independent and objective assurance, advisory, and investigative services to Cal OES programs and executive management in order to add value and improve operations.

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Law Enforcement

Manages Cal OES Law Enforcement planning and operations.

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Legal Affairs

Advises and advocates for Cal OES programs and administration to navigate through legalities associated with emergency services, homeland security, public safety communications, and all phases of disaster management.

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& External Affairs

Monitors state and federal bills related to emergency management and homeland security.

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News & Media

 News and information about current incidents and agency activities.

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Private Sector & NGO Coordination

Works within Cal OES to maximize the inclusion and effective use of private sector, philanthropic, and NGO staff and resources in all phases of emergency management.

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Performance Management

Develops, implements and maintains Cal OES's Strategic Plan, reviews departmental quarterly performance, and generates executive reports.

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Planning & Preparedness

 Develops and maintains state-level emergency plans and guidance to ensure consistency in disaster planning at all levels of government and community.

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Public Safety

Provides public safety communications to the State's first responders and oversight of the State's 9-1-1 system.

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Coordinates with local, state, federal, and voluntary/nonprofit partners to administer recovery operations in the event of a disaster.

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Regional Operations

Provides comprehensive emergency management support to local governments; including disaster response information, coordination and resource deployments.

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State Threat
Assessment Center

California's statewide information clearinghouse to aid in the prevention, preparation, and response to strategic threats while preserving individual privacy and constitutional rights.

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Tribal Coordination

Maintains collaboration and assists with informed decision-making with all Native American Tribes in California.

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Warning Center

 The central information hub for statewide emergency communications and notifications.


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