2021 Wildfire Season Updates & Resources


Emergencies, disasters, hazards, and threats are a part of our work at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Preparing for, responding to, and helping Californians recover from them are a part of our DNA. California is very clearly experiencing the impacts of a changing environment.

In 2021, the state has already seen extreme heat waves, drought conditions, and wildfires earlier than previous years. Our current climate is a reminder for all Californians to be prepared ahead of the next emergency.

Current Incidents:

Statewide Shelter Information & Locations (English & Spanish)

Emergency Preparedness & Evacuations:

Federal Management Assistance Grants:

State of Emergency Proclamations:

General Recovery Resources:

During a State of Emergency or federal disaster declaration, there are additional resources and services that may available to those affected by wildfires. Wildfire survivors are also encouraged to check with their county. Select an option below.

State Employee Assistance:

As a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits.

As we have multiple fires burning throughout the state, you or your family might be impacted. Below is some helpful information about services available to State employees dealing with the evacuations and impacts, as well as links to websites that contain the latest information on the two main fires in California. More information will be included if additional services and programs become available. Please note it is always important to listen to the local officials regarding evacuations and road closures, as well as obey all posted restrictions.

Information Sheet: Resources for State Employees Impacted by Recent Fires (PDF)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Administrative Time Off (ATO)
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
  • Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disasters
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI)/Paid Family Leave (PFL) & Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
  • Savings Plus Accounts (401k/457b)
  • Magellan Wildfire Resources
  • Group Legal Services Insurance
  • VSP Vision Care

As a reminder, state employees can find information on fire resources on EAP website home page at here and can call EAP toll free number (1-866-327-4762) to access services any time of the day or night.

For the latest information on other incidents, please visit Cal OES News.