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Navigating disaster response has never been more challenging. Historic wildfires, flooding, and climate-driven disasters are spreading resources thin across the country. The mutual aid system is the backbone of emergency management, and moving resources throughout the state and even out of state to assist neighboring states is pivotal to disaster …continue reading

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California is no stranger to disasters. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) wants to ensure the access and functional needs (AFN) community can respond quickly when disaster strikes. While emergencies are challenging, each Californian has different needs when preparing for a disaster. It’s important to identify your …continue reading

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In advance of strong winds and possible record heat, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, firefighters, hand crews, water tenders, dispatchers and overhead staff in Orange County. The prepositioned fire resources include: Orange County: 3 Cal OES …continue reading

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Taking action to protect Californians from abuse that occurs in a relationship, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has awarded $1.35 million to community-based organizations across the state. Administered by Cal OES, the grants through the Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Program provide funding to community organizations that …continue reading

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Working to continually protect Californians most at risk to COVID-19, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has distributed 200,000 COVID-19 at home testing kits to vulnerable community members across our state. Cal OES sent COVID-19 test kits to over 300 of California’s Community Based Organizations, to be distributed …continue reading

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The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced a one-week extension for the applications for the 2022 Listos California Community Resilience Grants Program. These grant funds would provide vulnerable communities that are disproportionally impacted by devastating wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters the information they need to be prepared, respond …continue reading

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Working to reduce the long-term risks of natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency of Services (Cal OES) announced it is applying for $250 million in federal funding to support local communities. Leveraging federal funds through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, Cal OES submitted 14 statewide …continue reading