Pet Preparedness Read more about Emergency Preparedness: Include Pets in Your Evacuation Plans

When creating an emergency and evacuation plan for your family, don’t forget your feathery or furry friends – our pets. Pets most likely will not survive if left on their own and if they do survive, you may not be able to find them when you return home. Preparing... Read MoreRead more about Emergency Preparedness: Include Pets in Your Evacuation Plans

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... Read MoreRead more about Cal OES Deploys Ten New Fire Engines to Protect Communities and Save Lives, More on the Way

A sandy tropical beach with Rip Currents Sign and a breaking ocean wave in the background. Sign says: "Rip Currents - You could be swept out and drown - If in doubt, don't go out". Read more about If in Doubt, Don’t Go Out: Rip Currents and Beach Safety

Rip currents are the cause of more than 80 percent of the rescue’s lifeguards perform on beaches each year. A rip current is a narrow, fast-moving channel of water that starts near the beach and extends offshore through the line of breaking waves. It’s often difficult... Read MoreRead more about If in Doubt, Don’t Go Out: Rip Currents and Beach Safety

Disaster Resilience Funding - May Revise 2021 Read more about VIDEO EXPLAINER: Emergency Services and Disaster Resilience Prioritized in Governor Newsom’s Budget

Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 May Budget Revision continues the state’s efforts to prioritize investments to strengthen California’s emergency capacity and capabilities to respond to increasingly complex disasters, security threats, and emergencies. Under the... Read MoreRead more about VIDEO EXPLAINER: Emergency Services and Disaster Resilience Prioritized in Governor Newsom’s Budget

Heat Preparedness Read more about It’s Getting Hot in Here: How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes the occasional extreme heat streak. While some of the warmer weather comes with the summer territory, high record temperatures can lead to emergency situations. By following a few important steps, you can keep... Read MoreRead more about It’s Getting Hot in Here: How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat