Author: Monica Vargas

Peligros Del Calor Extremo

May 25, 2017 5:32 pm

El verano no ha llegado oficialmente, pero ya hemos tenido diás de mucha calor. Durante estos días, es mas probable que nos encontramos afuera en el sol y calor disfrutando o tal vez trabajando. Aunque el calor trae algunas oportunidades para actividades divertidas, también trae peligros.

El calor extremo puede causar enfermedades y hasta la muerte – por eso es muy importante tomar medidas para prevenir daños causados por el calor. Algunas medidas que puede tomar durante calor extremo es tomar agua y descansar en la sombra o lugar con aire acondicionado. Ademas, aprende a reconocer los síntomas de la insolación y agotamiento debido al calor y que hacer si tienes síntomas o alguien a su alrededor.


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Cal OES Law Enforcement Branch: Answering the Call Since 1960

May 18, 2017 6:47 pm

Whether it’s a major wildfire or a search and rescue mission, the Cal OES Law Enforcement Branch is there. Providing valuable services to California’s law enforcement agencies is the call the Cal OES Law Branch has answered for 57 years.

During emergencies, Cal OES Law Branch plays a critical role coordinating mutual aid resources local jurisdictions need to help them respond to an emergency. This coordination of law enforcement officers from jurisdictions all around the state is through the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid (LEMA) system.

Most recently, the Cal OES Law Enforcement Branch has been involved in major events like the Erskine Fire in Kern County, Oroville Dam Emergency in Butte County, Super Bowl 50, numerous Search and Rescue missions including the rescue of missing hiker Cody Michael, Butte Fire in Calaveras County, Boles Fire in the … continue reading »

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May 6th is National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

May 5, 2017 4:45 pm

Across the country, communities will come together on Saturday, May 6th for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risk. This event encourages everyone to plan or participate in an activity in their community that promotes reducing risk and raising awareness when it comes to wildfire.

Preparing for wildfire with your family and community is a great idea in a state like California that has had more than its fair share of wildfires. A resource and ideas page has been developed by the National Fire Protection Association for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – just click here.

The risk of wildfire in California is real and steps can be taken all year long to prepare. California is regularly reminded of the powerful destruction of wildfires. In recent history, California has been scorched by large … continue reading »

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Worlds Apart, California and Chile Share Disasters and Experience

Apr 25, 2017 10:48 am

California and Chile’s partnership continues to grow stronger following a recent visit to the Golden State by officials from the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security of Chile (ONEMI). With shared geography, natural disaster risks and a desire to learn from each other, California and Chile have partnered to share best practices, expertise, training, and information exchange designed to strengthen emergency management systems.

More information:

Cal OES Newsroom: International Partnership in Emergency Management Between California and Chile Gets Stronger

ONEMI Chile on Twitter

About the California-Chile Council

Video: April 20, 2017 Chile-California Council Emergency Management Panel with Aaron Cavieres, La Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) Director; Ricardo Toro, Director CONAF; Mark Ghilarducci, Director Cal OES and Ken Pimlott, Director CAL … continue reading »

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Make The Right Call: If You See Something, Say Something

Apr 14, 2017 3:05 pm

Baseball season is here and that means time at the ballpark for fans to root for their favorite team. Having fun in the stands watching players round the bases is the name of the game, but amidst the fun we must not overlook our responsibility to remain alert. If you notice suspicious behavior or activities, do not hesitate to report it to local authorities. Learn about the resources See Something, Say Something™ has available to help raise awareness and the role you can play to help keep your community safe.

Should you need to report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency and describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it’s suspicious.

If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

En español: Si ve algo, diga … continue reading »

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Businesses and Residents Affected by the San Pablo Avenue Fire

Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the San Pablo Avenue Fire that occurred March 27, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on April 10.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing California with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for businesses and residents affected by the disaster,” said McMahon. “Getting our businesses and communities up and … continue reading »

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¿Qué Haría Usted Si Un Tsunami Llega a California?

Mar 30, 2017 4:44 pm

California es tierra de terremotos. Con los terremotos en California y en otras partes del mundo, se presenta riesgo de tsunami. Si un tsunami llega a la costa de California, que harías? Si las condiciones presentan riesgo de tsunami a la costa de California, manténgase a salvo y aléjese de las olas. Conocer como preparar para un tsunami y como reaccionar si uno llega es especialmente importante para los que viven o trabajan cerca de la costa. También es importante para las personas que visiten a la costa.


Video educativo: ¡Manténgase a salvo y aléjese de las olas!

Sabes cuales son los riesgos y peligros en la area en donde vives o trabajes? Visite al sitio de MyHazards para determinar cuales son sus riesgos.

Si aun no tienes un plan … continue reading »

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