PREVENTABLE DISASTERS: ‘Deadly Silence’ A Drowning Awareness Campaign


Jul 20, 2017 9:11 pm

Can you imagine finding your child floating face down in your own pool. It happened, but this story does have a happy ending and we’re using it as a reminder for all. In this week’s Quick Look we’ll show you a very powerful Public Service Announcement produced in coordination between our California OES staff and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.


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Governor Brown Signs Executive Order to Assist Response, Recovery Agencies Battling Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County


Jul 20, 2017 5:41 pm

Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Executive Order B-41-17 to assist response and recovery agencies involved in battling the Detwiler Fire burning in Mariposa County. The entire text of the Executive Order is available below and at the Governor’s Office webpage.

 

WHEREAS on July 18, 2017, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in Mariposa County due to the effects of the Detwiler Fire; and

WHEREAS the Detwiler Fire has rapidly burned tens of thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and

WHEREAS this fire has destroyed structures and continues to threaten homes, necessitating the continued evacuation of thousands of residents; and

WHEREAS this fire has damaged power, water, and communication infrastructure, and has forced the closure of roadways; and

WHEREAS under the July 18, 2017, State of Emergency Proclamation, pursuant to the provisions of … continue reading »


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Safety Starts With You


Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm

Each and every one of us can do our part to keep communities safe by keeping our eyes and ears open. Whether you’re at a sporting event, concert, or hanging out at your local fair, remain alert to your surroundings. When something just doesn’t feel right, say something. Report suspicious behavior to your local authorities.

Watch this informative video to learn about the importance of being alert and reporting suspicious behavior:

If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reminds the public to report suspicious activity to local … continue reading »


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Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Mariposa County Due to Detwiler Fire


Jul 18, 2017 4:22 pm

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Mariposa County due to the effects of the Detwiler Fire, which has burned thousands of acres, damaged power, water and communication infrastructure, threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

Link to Governor’s Proclamation’s page:  https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19876

The full text of the proclamation is below:

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS on July 16, 2017, the Detwiler Fire started in Mariposa County and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and

WHEREAS this fire has destroyed structures and continues to threaten homes, necessitating the evacuation of thousands of residents; and

WHEREAS the fire has damaged power, water, and communication infrastructure, and has forced the closure of major highways and local roads; and

WHEREAS extreme weather conditions and high temperatures have further increased the … continue reading »


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Cooling Trend on the Way but Still Dangerously Hot


Jul 18, 2017 8:30 am

Despite a slight cooling trend, high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week around California, with triple digits expected in some areas. Typically, the Central Valley is hit the hardest. In fact, the searing heat that hovered in July 2006 was especially brutal as it was blamed for 140 deaths in the state, 45 of those in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. There was a reported spike in emergency room visits by more than 16,000 across the Central Valley during the ten-day period when temperatures were above 100.

So be sure to heed warnings from local and state officials; it could save a life, maybe yours.

Tips to Prevent Heat Related Illness

Large Scale Disaster Management with Bob Fenton


Jul 18, 2017 8:30 am
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Imagine this situation — the first time you visit New York City it just happens to be on 9/11. The second time you visit is during Hurricane Sandy, and the third time, would you even go back? The man we’re going to talk to today experienced that string of disasters and suddenly found himself leading the initial emergency response to those historical events. He’s a UC Davis alum and 5th generation San Franciscan.

Robert J. Fenton, Jr. was appointed Regional Administrator for FEMA Region IX in July 2015. Since joining FEMA in 1996, Mr. Fenton has played a significant role in numerous large-scale response and recovery operations in the U.S. and has responded to more than 50 Federal disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, the four Florida Hurricanes of 2004, the Southern California Wildfires of 2003 and 2007, the Super Typhoon Pongsona in Guam, and the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

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FEMA Region IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, & the Pacific Islands

 

 


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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling the Detwiller Fire in Mariposa County


Jul 17, 2017 8:56 pm
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Mark Ghilarducci, Director Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci today 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 Detwiller Fire burning in Mariposa County. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.

Thus far, the fire has burned approximately 11,000 acres, threatening structures near the areas of Hornitos, Bear Valley and Bagby. Cal OES is working with CAL FIRE and Mariposa County to mobilize multiple fire strike teams and firefighters as well as fire engines, dozers, water tenders and fire … continue reading »


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