California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

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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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Less than 48 hours after sending additional resources to New Mexico in support of statewide wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced the deployment of a crisis communication expert to Montana in response to historic flooding. Citing a need for recovery and interagency expertise, Cal OES …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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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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Building upon the success of California’s first-in-the-nation earthquake alert system, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new functionality within the MyShake app to better serve Californians and keep surrounding communities safe. HomeBase Update The MyShake app, funded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and developed by the UC …continue reading

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As part of the ongoing effort to protect Californians from fraud and ensure the integrity of the state unemployment system, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in partnership with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the State’s Districts Attorneys, …continue reading

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Just two weeks into a groundbreaking, first-in-the-nation initiative, more than 168,000 Californians have received their first shot of the two-shot series, at State/Federal Community Vaccination Centers (CVC) and their Mobile Vaccination Clinics (MVC), which have been hosted by community and faith-based organizations to microtarget the hardest hit and hardest-to-reach communities. …continue reading

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One week into a groundbreaking, first-in-the-nation initiative to vaccinate some of the most diverse and socioeconomically challenged communities in the country, tens of thousands of Californians have received a COVID-19 vaccination. Two Community Vaccination Centers, co-run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of California through the …continue reading

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Taking action to maintain life-preserving healthcare system capacity amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Health and Human Services Agency formally requested the deployment of 500 additional federal medical personnel into the state to staff hospitals, skilled nursing …continue reading