Emergency Response Resources by Topic
Detailed information for effective emergency response by topic.
- Heat and Air Quality Emergency Event Guidance (PDF)
- Air Now (Current air conditions for California)
- Air Quality from the South Coast AQMD
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
- California Air Pollution Controls Officers Association (CAPCOA)
- California Air Resource Control Board Fact Sheets and FAQs
- California Air Response Planning Alliance (CARPA)
- Emergency Animal Disposal: CalEPA Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness
- Emergency Animal Disease Regulatory Guidance for Disposal and Decontamination (PDF)
- Draft Guidelines for Emergency Composting of Cattle Mortalities (Iowa State University, PDF)
- Guide to Whole Animal Composting of Dairy Cattle (New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Services, PDF)
- California Office of Emergency Services’s (Cal OES) Heat Preparedness site: (For current heat issues affecting the state)
- UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team: (For more information on care and management of fire-affected livestock and carcasses)
- Avian Influenza Information for bird diseases that threaten wild and domestic flocks.
- Guidance and resources for conducting emergency hazardous material, waste and removal actions.
- California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Debris Management
With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought.
- Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan (PDF)
- United States Geological Survey (USGS) California Earthquake Information
- 2015 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2014 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2013 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2012 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2011 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2010 Accomplishments Report (PDF)
- 2007-2010 Selected Fire Response and Recovery Summary (PDF)
- 2007-2010 Selected Oil Spill Response Summary (PDF)
Fire Response and Recovery
Wildfires can create widespread threats to public health and the environment. Air quality can be affected by smoke, ash, toxins, and dust. Soil and water quality can be affected by uncontrolled hazardous materials and debris. Learn more.
California Hazmat and Oil Emergency Function, known as EF-10, is a framework for agencies with jurisdictional or regulatory authority to conduct all phases of emergency management for threatened or actual releases of oil or hazardous materials.
Oil Spill Information
- California Coastal Commission Oil Spill Program
- Cosco Busan Oil Spill Executive Order S-14-07
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) BP Oil Spill Map of Response
- Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Report on the safety of consuming fish and shellfish from the Cosco Busan Oil Spill (PDF)
- Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR)
- Find a County Office
- Be Prepared California
- American Red Cross
- American Red Cross Ready Rating
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Information on tsunami debris and safety developed in coordination with multiple state and federal agencies.