Shawn Boyd and Environmental Scientist Joanne Kerbavaz Examine Interior of Scorched Auto Tree in Big Basin Read more about Podcast #86: Come Along with Us on Our Walking Tour of Damage and Recovery of Big Basin Redwoods State Park

This episode of All Hazards (#86) takes you on a walking tour of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The CZU Complex fire burned nearly all of the 18,000-acre park beginning in August, 2020, a significant portion of the 86,000 acres that burned in the Santa Cruz Mountains....
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Five fire trucks with operators posed in front of Cal OES Headquarters Read more about Cal OES Deploys Ten New Fire Engines to Protect Communities and Save Lives, More on the Way

As California continues to recover from the historic 2020 fire season, and faces continued severe fire threat and extreme drought conditions in 2021, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is deploying new resources to protect California communities and...
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Following some of the most destructive and costly fire seasons in California history, your role in fire preparedness and the importance of defensible space have never been more clear. You’ve heard the term “defensible space,” but what does that really mean? We’ll cut...
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Cal OES HQ Read more about Cal OES Celebrates Two Decades of Disaster Management at Mather’s State Operation Center

Simpler times and humble beginnings – the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) started as a department called the State War Council in 1943. With an increasing emphasis on emergency management, it officially became OES in 1970. Three decades...
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Public can Download Free MyShake app for Earthquake Warnings SACRAMENTO – Last night at 9:30 p.m. a 4.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Truckee, Calif. rattled local residents and was felt as far away as Sacramento. Earthquake warnings were issued by the MyShake...
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