Dr. Satoru Nishikawa Read more about PODCAST #87: California and Japan Share a History of Natural Disaster Assistance, Research Collaboration to Save Lives

In this episode (#87) we talk with an expert on disaster mitigation. He is Professor Satoru Nishikawa, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.  We had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Nishikawa about the topics that connect Japan and...
Read MoreRead more about PODCAST #87: California and Japan Share a History of Natural Disaster Assistance, Research Collaboration to Save Lives

911 20th anniversary image Read more about 20 Years of Change at Cal OES Since the September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks

On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and on United Airlines Flight 93, Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security...
Read MoreRead more about 20 Years of Change at Cal OES Since the September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks

a burned-down big basin state park headquarters Read more about Recovery in Action at Big Basin Redwoods One Year after CZU Complex Fire Burns Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park has seen its share of nature’s cycle – growth, destruction, renewal. The year 2020 was a wildfire season that the park hadn’t seen in more than 100 years. The CZU Complex Wildfire burned the majority of the park’s 18,000 acres, destroying...
Read MoreRead more about Recovery in Action at Big Basin Redwoods One Year after CZU Complex Fire Burns Park

sillouette of two firemen fighting fire Read more about Mutual Aid Crews Critical to Containing and Knocking Down Beckwourth Complex Wildfire

As hot and dry conditions threaten parts of the west, California’s robust mutual-aid system is supporting local jurisdictions in response to multiple massive wildfires. More than 400 firefighting personnel alone battled the Beckwourth Complex in Plumas County, the...
Read MoreRead more about Mutual Aid Crews Critical to Containing and Knocking Down Beckwourth Complex Wildfire