2023 California State Emergency Plan Draft

Update: Public Comment Period ended on October 2, 2023.

Welcome to the 2023 State Emergency Plan draft page.

The California State Emergency Plan (SEP) plays a key role in guiding state agencies, local jurisdictions, and the public on emergency management. It describes the methods for conducting emergency operations, rendering mutual aid, emergency response capabilities of state agencies, resource mobilization, public information, and continuity of government during an emergency or disaster.

Between 2017 and 2022, California experienced no fewer than 80 proclaimed states of emergency including wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, severe storms, drought, power shutoffs, and a global pandemic.

Updating and maintaining the SEP is crucial to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ mission to protect lives, build capabilities, and foster resilient communities.

Introduction Video (English)

Vídeo de Introducción (En Español)

Title cover page for 2023 California State Emergency Plan Draft

Click image to download the SEP.

2023 SEP Draft

Significant Updates to the 2023 SEP:

  • Enhanced whole community planning approach.
  • Updated hazards discussion with new information on wildfires, earthquakes, pandemics, severe weather, Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), and cyberattacks.
  • Added information on the Fire & Rescue Coordination Center, Air Coordination Group, and the Medical and Health Coordination Center.
  • Updated information on Unified Coordination Group.
  • Added section on science and technology in emergency management.
  • Updated state agency roles and responsibilities.
  • Added Recovery Support Functions and the California Disaster Recovery Framework.

For the 2023 California State Emergency Plan Update Frequently Asked Questions, click this link.

2023 SEP Draft Webinar Video

If you have questions about the 2023 SEP Draft, please email SEPUpdate@caloes.ca.gov or call 916-845-8698.

Andrew Rush

Andrew Rush

Senior Emergency Services Coordinator

Office: (916) 845-8698
Email: SEPUpdate@caloes.ca.gov