disasters, hazards, and threats are a part of our work at the
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Preparing
for, responding to, and helping Californians recover from them are a
part of our DNA. California is very clearly experiencing the impacts of
a changing environment.
2021, the state has already seen extreme heat waves, drought
conditions, and wildfires earlier than previous years. Our current
climate is a reminder for all Californians to be prepared ahead of the
Statewide Shelter Information & Locations (English & Spanish)
Emergency Preparedness & Evacuations:
Federal Management Assistance Grants:
State of Emergency Proclamations:
General Recovery Resources:
a State of Emergency or federal disaster declaration, there are
additional resources and services that may available to those affected
by wildfires. Wildfire survivors are also encouraged to check with
their county. Select an option below.
State Employee Assistance:
a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires
in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits.
we have multiple fires burning throughout the state, you or your family
might be impacted. Below is some helpful information about services
available to State employees dealing with the evacuations and impacts,
as well as links to websites that contain the latest information on the
two main fires in California. More information will be included if
additional services and programs become available. Please note it is
always important to listen to the local officials regarding evacuations
and road closures, as well as obey all posted restrictions.
Information Sheet: Resources for State Employees Impacted by Recent Fires (PDF)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Administrative Time Off (ATO)
- Leave of Absence (LOA)
- Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disasters
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- State Disability Insurance (SDI)/Paid Family Leave (PFL) & Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
- Savings Plus Accounts (401k/457b)
- Magellan Wildfire Resources
- Group Legal Services Insurance
- VSP Vision Care
As a reminder, state employees can find information on fire resources on EAP website home page at here and can call EAP toll free number (1-866-327-4762) to access services any time of the day or night.
For the latest information on other incidents, please visit Cal OES News.