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Prepositioning of firefighting resources, personnel grows as extreme heat, fire conditions intensify

With fire conditions and extreme heat intensifying beginning Labor Day, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) continues to deploy resources statewide as one of the largest prepositioning events is expanding. Cal OES has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, water tenders, hand crews, dozers and dispatchers in 21 counties […]

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Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Advance of Critical Fire Weather in Five Northern California Counties

In advance of critical fire weather, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, water tenders, a dozer and a dispatcher in five northern California counties – Lake, Colusa, Sierra, Sonoma, and Nevada. The prepositioned fire resources include: Lake County: 4 Local Government Type 3 […]

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State Secures Over $180 Million in Federal Grants to Support Local Communities

SACRAMENTO – Moving to bolster the state’s resilience and reduce the long-term risks of natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency of Services (Cal OES) today announced it has secured over $180 million in federal funding to support local communities most at-risk for hazards that include flood, earthquake, wildfire, drought, and sea level rise. […]

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California Secures Federal Assistance to Support Response to Oak Fire in Mariposa County

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Oak Fire burning in Mariposa County. Driven by hot, dry weather and drought conditions, the Oak Fire has burned 6,555 acres to date. The […]

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Cal OES Assists Local Communities in Applying for $250 Million in Federal Grants

Working to reduce the long-term risks of natural disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency of Services (Cal OES) today announced it is applying for $250 million in federal funding to support local communities. Leveraging federal funds through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, Cal OES submitted 14 statewide projects totaling $350 million in project […]

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Cal OES Announces Release of $47 Million in Awards to Help Nonprofit and Faith-Based Organizations Enhance Security and Safety

SACRAMENTO – Strengthening efforts to protect Californians from hate-motivated violence, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the awarding of $47.5 million to 290 community groups across the state. The funding, which was proposed by the Governor and approved by the legislature in the 2021-22 state budget, provides grants for physical […]

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Deadline to seek Federal Disaster Assistance after wildfires extended to Nov. 8

October 25, 2021 – The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance has been extended for those impacted by the California Wildfires. The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance is November 8, 2021. The extension applies homeowners and renters affected by California Wildfires in Lassen, Plumas, Nevada, Placer, Tehama and Trinity counties. Applicants may […]

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Two Weeks Left to Apply for Federal Assistance for River Fire victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the wildfires in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Tehama and Trinity counties have two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small […]

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Governor Newsom Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Caldor Fire

Taking action to further support communities impacted by the Caldor Fire and proactively protect the Lake Tahoe region, Governor Gavin Newsom today requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to bolster the emergency response and recovery efforts underway in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine and Placer counties. “California stands with Lake Tahoe communities and […]

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FEMA Approves Direct Housing Extension for Paradise Residents Recovering From 2018 Camp Fire

April 6, 2021 – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a 4-month direct housing assistance extension for victims of the Camp Fire, considered the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Cal OES and Butte County worked together to request that […]

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State Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Leaders Issue Joint Statement on Presidential Inauguration and Physical Security

SACRAMENTO – Statement by CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray, Cal OES Director and Homeland Security Advisor Mark Ghilarducci and California National Guard Adjutant General David Baldwin: Following the events that unfolded in our nation’s capital last week and subsequent information from federal law enforcement officials, our agencies want to assure Californians of the following efforts to […]

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California’s Mutual Aid System Sends Paramedics, EMT’s To Assist With Covid-19 Hospital Surge

January 3, 2020 – California’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, most often used in response to wildfires, floods and other natural emergencies, is now assisting in the state’s response to Covid-19. Firefighter Paramedics and EMT’s are being deployed for a 14-day operational period to assist emergency rooms and other vital medical areas in some […]

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California Deploys More than 1,200 Medical Personnel to Enhance COVID-19 Response Efforts in Communities

SACRAMENTO December 31, 2020 – Enhancing efforts to protect healthcare workers and patients alike, the State of California – through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the Health and Human Services Agency – have deployed 1,280 medical personnel to healthcare facilities across the state. These deployments are part of an ongoing effort by the […]

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State Officials to Send Cell Phone Alerts to Greater Sacramento Region Impacted by Regional Stay-at-Home Order

SACRAMENTO December 10, 2020 – With COVID-19 spreading at an increasing rate throughout the state and many Californians now under a mandatory, Regional Stay-at-Home Order, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will issue a region-wide emergency alert for the Greater Sacramento Region at noon on Friday, December 11, asking residents to stay home except […]

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State Officials to Send Cell Phone Alerts to Regions Impacted by Regional Stay at Home Order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 8, 2020 – With COVID-19 spreading at an alarming rate throughout the state, and many Californians now under a mandatory, regional stay-at-home order, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will issue region-wide emergency alerts at noon on Tuesday, asking residents to stay home except for essential activities. The alerts come as the […]

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With Red Flag Conditions, Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources and Personnel in Four Counties

December 2, 2020 – In preparation of dangerous fire weather conditions continuing across the state, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include strike teams of fire engines, firefighters, hand crews, water tenders, helicopters, dispatchers and overhead staff in four counties across the southern part of […]

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