Enhancing Public Safety & Preparedness

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services exists to enhance safety and preparedness in California through strong leadership, collaboration, and meaningful partnerships. Our mission is founded in public service. Our goal is to protect lives and property by effectively preparing for, preventing, responding to, and recovering from all threats, crimes, hazards, and emergencies.

Get Emergency Preparation & Response Information

for Citizens

family.jpgNatural and man-made disasters can happen suddenly and without warning. Are you and your family prepared?
Visit the Cal OES Community Preparedness page for valuable information about how you can keep you, your family, and your property safe.

for Business

forbusiness.jpgIf you aren't sure whether your property or business is at risk from disasters caused by natural hazards, check with your local building official, city engineer, or planning and zoning administrator. They can tell you whether you are in an area where hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, or tornados are likely to occur.
They can also provide information on how to protect yourself, your business, and your property from different hazards.
Visit Cal OES's Business Preparedness page for information and resources on how to protect your property from all hazards.

for Schools

forschools.jpgDisaster doesn't always occur when we're at home with our families. Is your local school prepared to handle any emergency?
One of Cal OES's goals is to provide direct and easy access to pertinent emergency preparedness information and resources as they relate to schools throughout California and the nation.
Visit Cal OES's School Preparedness page for valuable resources to help plan for, prepare against, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster.

for Emergency Managers

foremergencymanagers.jpgIf disaster strikes, will you have action plans in place that will guide your response to all potential risks and hazards? Cal EMA has made available a number of different resources and guidance material for review as you develop your action plan!

Find helpful tools to develop a flexible, all-encompassing plan to help ​your community respond, stay safe, and get back on track following a disaster.

Visit Cal OES's Emergency Manager Preparedness page for more information.

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