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)

Anita Chant
Cal OES 
Preparedness Branch
3650 Schriever Avenue​​
Mather, CA 95655​
Desk: (916) 845-8763
Fax:   (916) 845-8736
Angie Trujillo
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Specialized Claims Operations
PO Box 65005
Fresno, CA 93650-5005
Desk: (951) 697-6341
Fax:   (707) 646-0173
Kathryn Chin
Cal OES 
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