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Learn more below about resources and services that may available to those affected by wildfires in California. For survivors of the 2022 wildfires, please visit the 2022 Wildfire Incidents page to learn about specific help available. 

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  • Watch: Shining a Spotlight on Staff – I am Cal OES Video Series – Summer Wright December 7, 2022
    Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on. The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters […]
  • Currier Appointed as Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications December 6, 2022
    Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Walter “Budge” Currier as Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Currier has been instrumental in the growth of Public Safety Communications, including as the Cal OES 9-1-1 Branch Manager since 2011. Prior to Cal OES, he was […]