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Planning, Preparedness, and Prevention

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Cal OES’ Planning, Preparedness, and Prevention Directorate has a broad mission to oversee the state’s emergency planning. We do this by:

    • Maintaining the California State Emergency Plan, continuity plans, and other state-level plans
    • Maintaining the State Emergency Management System, California’s framework for emergency operations
    • Providing guidance, technical assistance, and tools to government agencies and dam owners for emergency planning
    • Offering training and exercise support in the areas of emergency management, public safety, homeland security, hazardous materials, disaster recovery, and crisis communications
    • Educating Californians regarding all hazards and how they can be prepared

Our mission may be broad, but it is focused on YOU—the people of California. Your safety is our main priority. Please explore these pages for valuable tips, tools, and resources. We want to help you, your community, and our state be better prepared for whatever comes our way.

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California Climate Adaptation

Resources to Build Climate Change Resiliency

Dam Safety Planning

Resources to Assist Dam Owners with Emergency Plans

California Specialized Training Institute

Portal to Training and Exercises

Planning & Preparedness

Resources for Planning for a Disaster

Community Emergency Response Team

Educating Volunteers About Disaster Preparedness

Seismic Hazards

Learn About Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcano Preparedness


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Preparedness Ambassadors

California’s First Statewide 4th Grade Disaster Preparedness Curriculum

Continuity Planning

Resources for Developing Continuity Plans and Programs

CSTI Learning Management System (LMS)

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Community Planning

Supporting Local Emergency Planning with an Emphasis on the Whole Community

Get emergency alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts is a nation-wide system providing lifesaving information for the State of California