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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 Open Reports:

2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Declarations:

July 4, 2019

July 6, 2019

2019 Closed Reports:

2019 Winter Storms Declarations:
Feb. 21, 2019

Feb. 28, 2019

April 12, 2019

Due to Publish: August 30, 2019

​General Inquiries and full After Action Reports:



California Code of Regulations, Section 2900 (q) California Code of Regulations 2900q.pdfCalifornia Code of Regulations, Section 2900 (q)AAR Reference6/17/2019 8:41:38 PM
Section 2450 (a) SEMS Regulations 2450.pdfSection 2450 (a) SEMS RegulationsAAR Reference 6/17/2019 8:43:23 PM


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