The team in the Crisis Communications and Public Affairs is always creating new, exciting and informative content that tells the story of what Cal OES is doing and what events we’re working. We set up this site to give you easy access to all of our original reporting and multimedia. To be specific, this is designed to be a feed of non-emergency public news & information. If you have an emergency to report, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

What do we post?

  • Original stories and unique, behind-the-scenes insights
  • Compelling photographs shot by our experienced photography team
  • Informative illustrations and maps of critical incidents and special events
  • Rich multimedia and video productions and timely video clips
  • Agency news releases & announcements

Can I Repost This Stuff?

Absolutely, yes! This content is intended to be used and shared for improved understanding and greater public good. That’s our goal and we hope you’ll help!

We encourage you to sign-up for our notifications and re-post our content on your social media feeds like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blog.

Contact Our Public Information Office

Media Line:(916) 800-3943

Phone: (916) 845-8510
24-Hour Emergency (916) 845-8911

Brian Ferguson
Deputy Director, Crisis Communication & Public Affairs
Phone: (916) 845-8447

Bryan May
Chief Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 845-8449

Diana Crofts-Pelayo
Information Officer II
Phone: (916) 845-8483

Shawn Boyd
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 845-8456​

Jonathan Gudel
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 845-8813

Alicia de la Garza
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 845-8239

Aly Hanner
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 616-1401

Ellie Mirmazaheri
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 917-8392

Brittani Peterson
Public Information Officer
Phone: (916) 845-8509

John Larimore
Multimedia Producer
Phone: (916) 845-8462

Adria Wells
Graphic Designer III
Phone: (916) 845-8461

Phillip Killion
Technical Producer
Phone: (916) 845-8652