Tag: Office of Emergency Services

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to California’s Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation Due to Early January Storms


Feb 16, 2017 12:27 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in California following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of the severe winter storm that occurred Jan. 3-5, 2017, announced the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

SBA disaster assistance is now available for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

“Private nonprofit organizations should contact acting Chief Tamara Scott of the Proclamation and Recovery Planning Division at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services by calling (916) 845-8245 or emailing tamara.scott@caloes.ca.gov to obtain information about applicant briefings,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “At the briefings, private nonprofit representatives will need to provide information about their organization,” … continue reading »


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Cal OES, Tuolumne County Leadership Meet to Strategize Initial Recovery of Rim Fire


Sep 6, 2013 11:17 am

Executive leadership of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and Tuolumne County met today at the county’s Emergency Operations Center to discuss recovery measures begin after the massive Rim Fire enters final containment over the next few weeks.
“This meeting is the beginning of the longer road of recovery,” said Cal OES Chief Deputy Director Mike Dayton, who was in attendance. “This fire has had an immense impact on the region and it’s critical to have these open conversations with the experts that know those impacts.”

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Condition assessments of roads, tree, watersheds and other areas of the region touched by the Rim Fire will come under consideration for repair and clearance projects before, during and after the coming fall and winter … continue reading »


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Cal EMA Conducts Statewide Swift Water Search and Rescue Training to 13 State Swift Water Rescue Teams


May 10, 2013 8:56 am
Sacramento Fire Captain Frank Villapondo looks south toward the Tower Bridge during the training exercises to make sure teams are meeting objectives.
Sacramento Fire Captain Frank Villapondo looks south toward the Tower Bridge during the training exercises to make sure teams are meeting objectives.

They train to be ready for response to some of the world’s most devastating disasters. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina re-wrote the history books for North American disasters and they were there. They are the swift water rescue teams of California.

This week, Cal EMA’s Fire and Rescue Division and the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority are conducting a Cal EMA Statewide Swift Water Search … continue reading »


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