Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program

​The Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program (DSWVP) was created as the result of legislation to provide workers’ compensation benefits to registered Disaster Service Worker (DSW) volunteers who are injured while participating in authorized disaster-related activities, including pre-approved training. Disaster service, as defined for the Program, is designed to aid in the response and recovery phases in a disaster or emergency. It does not include the day-to-day emergency response activities typically associated with, for example, law enforcement, fire services or emergency medical services. The Program also provides limited immunity from liability.

 
NEW DSW Volunteer Program Regulations Effective 12/17/2012
Title 19 DSW Regulations.12.17.2012.pdf
(See under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for details of revisions)

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SCIF Form e3301 - Worker's Compensation Claim Form
SCIF Form e3267 - Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Illness
CONTACT INFORMATION

Anita Chant

Cal OES - Planning and
Preparedness Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue​
Mather, CA 95655​
Desk: (916) 845-8763
Fax:   (916) 845-8736
anita.chant@caloes.ca.gov
 
 
Sandra Labowitz​
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Specialized Claims Operations
PO Box 65005
Pinedale, CA 93650
Desk: (714) 347-6580
Fax:   (707) 646-0543
sllabowitz@scif.com
Kathryn Chin
Cal OES - Planning and
Preparedness Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue​
Mather, CA 95655​
Desk: (916) 845-8787
Fax:   (916) 845-8736

 
Questions regarding the Safety
Assessment Program (SAP)?  
Carol Walker
Statewide SAP Coordinator
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Desk:  (916) 845-8244
Fax:    (916) 845-8385
carol.walker@caloes.ca.gov