Who is Cal OES?

As part of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Reorganization Plan to realign public safety programs and strengthen the emergency management system in the state, the California Emergency Management Agency has changed its name to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) on July 1, 2013.

What is this website for?

The team in the Crisis Communications and Public Affairs is always creating new, exciting and informative content that tells the story of what Cal OES is doing and what events we’re working. We set up this site to give you easy access to all of our original reporting and multimedia. To be specific, this is designed to be a feed of non-emergency public news & information. If you have an emergency to report, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

What do we post?

  • Original stories and unique, behind-the-scenes insights
  • Compelling photographs shot by our experienced photography team
  • Informative illustrations and maps of critical incidents and special events
  • Rich multimedia and video productions and timely video clips
  • Agency news releases & announcements

Can I Repost This Stuff?

Absolutely! Yes. This content is intended to be used and shared for improved understanding and greater public good. That’s our goal and we hope you’ll help!

We encourage you to sign up for our notifications and re-post our content on your social media feeds like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs.

Meet the Cal OES Media Team

Kelly Huston

Kelly is the Deputy Director of Crisis Communications and Media Relations for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He leads a team of communications professionals working daily on a wide range of public safety issues including disaster mitigation, response and recovery. Kelly is also on the leading edge of technology and has implemented several Web 2.0 programs at Cal OES- including the use of social media to reach Californians in a new way.

Brad Alexander

Brad is the Chief Media Relations and Public Information for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He leads the day-to-day efforts of the Cal OES Public Information and Media Relations Office, which leads the state in coverage of issues in public safety, emergency management and homeland security issues.

Shawn Boyd

Public Information Officer

Phone: (916) 845-8456

Email: Shawn.Boyd@caloes.ca.gov

Jonathan Gudel

Public Information Officer

Phone: (916) 845-8813

Email: Jonathan.Gudel@caloes.ca.gov

John Larimore

Multimedia Producer

Phone: (916) 845-8462

Email: John.Larimore@caloes.ca.gov

Monica Vargas

Public Information Officer

Phone: (916) 845-8445

Email: monica.vargas@caloes.ca.gov

Robb Mayberry

Public Information Officer

Phone: (916) 845-8509

Email: Robb.Mayberry@caloes.ca.gov

Bryan May

Bryan May

Public Information Officer

Phone: (916)845-8449

Email: Bryan.May@caloes.ca.gov

Adria Wells

Adria Wells

Graphic Designer III

Phone: (916) 845-8461

Email: Adria.Wells@caloes.ca.gov

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