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Legal Requirements for After Action Reporting:

State Agencies and Local Government Reporting:

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Regulation Section 2450 (a) SEMS RegulationsCalifornia Code of Regulations, Title 19, § 2450

California Code of Regulations, Title 19, § 2450
(a) 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 Cal OES within ninety (90) days of the close of the incident period.
(b) The after action report shall, at a minimum:
· Be a review of response actions taken
· Application of SEMS
· Suggested modifications to SEMS
· Necessary modifications to plans and procedures
· Identified training needs
· Recovery activities to date

Starting in 2019-County/Operational Area reporting will be completed in the Cal EOC system. For log in information, contact EMSU.

State After Action Report Coordinated by Cal OES:

Emergency Services Act (ESA), Article 9.5, Government Code Section 8607(f)
The Office of Emergency Services shall, in cooperation with involved state and local agencies, complete an after- action report within 120 days after each declared disaster. This report shall review public safety response and disaster recovery activities and shall be made available to all interested public safety and emergency management organizations.

 Starting in 2019, ESA AAR Reports will be on the web. See the Governor’s webpage for Emergency Proclamations.

2019 Reports:
February 21, 2019- Winter Storms

​General Inquiries:



California Code of Regulations, Section 2900 (q) California Code of Regulations 2900q.pdfCalifornia Code of Regulations, Section 2900 (q)AAR Reference3/27/2015 11:31:16 PM
Section 2450 (a) SEMS Regulations 2450.pdfSection 2450 (a) SEMS RegulationsAAR Reference 3/27/2015 11:30:09 PM

After Action Webinar
















Sehar Choudhary
(916) 845-8165




Operational Area Contact:
James Griffith
(916) 845-8494

State Agencies Contact:
Prezell Harris
(916) 845-8753

​For full After Action Reports 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.



Golden Guardian 2010 Exercise AAR 9.16.10 GG 2010 AAR Executive Summary[1].pdfGolden Guardian 2010 Exercise AAR AAR Golden Guardian Exercise Executive Summaries3/20/2015 10:36:11 PM
Golden Guardian 2008 Executive Summary GG 2008 Exec Brief_Final_signed[1].pdfGolden Guardian 2008 Executive SummaryAAR Golden Guardian Exercise Executive Summaries3/27/2015 10:11:33 PM
Golden Guardian 2007 Executive Summary GG07 Exec Summary_final_signed[1].pdfGolden Guardian 2007 Executive SummaryAAR Golden Guardian Exercise Executive Summaries3/27/2015 10:12:46 PM
Golden Guardian 2006 Executive Summary GG 2006 AAR ExecutivSummary Final Signed[1].pdfGolden Guardian 2006 Executive SummaryAAR Golden Guardian Exercise Executive Summaries3/27/2015 10:13:42 PM
Golden Guardian 2005 Executive Summary GG05 Executive Summary October 2 Final[1].pdfGolden Guardian 2005 Executive SummaryAAR Golden Guardian Exercise Executive Summaries3/27/2015 10:14:36 PM

After Action Improvement Planning  (Cal OES only)




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