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We’re in this together. Let’s continue to make safe and healthy decisions to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Let’s also prepare for future disasters like wildfire, earthquake and flood.

Our people centered approach to boost wildfire and emergency preparedness.

History shows our most vulnerable suffer the most when disaster strikes. Now California is doing something about it...

Empowering people who have been hard to reach, or socially isolated all across the state by giving them the right type of support to safeguard themselves, their families, and their communities from the next disaster. Delivered by people and groups you trust.

In March 2020 we joined forces with the “Your Actions Save Lives” public awareness campaign to connect diverse and vulnerable populations to resources on COVID-19 through our strong statewide network. Additionally, we are supporting the “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” initiative to help combat social isolation and food insecurity among Californians who are over the age of 65. For updates and trusted information on COVID-19, visit:

We are leveraging the power of volunteerism while ensuring preparedness support and information is not only limited to those who have been privileged enough to access, understand and afford it. Gavin Newsom Governor of California

Get Informed

Contact the CBO Partner serving your county to learn about upcoming trainings and other ways to get prepared.

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Get Involved

Support disaster and recovery related activities by donating or volunteering your time.

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Get Prepared

Use the Listos California Disaster Ready Guide to lead you through five basic steps for emergency preparedness.


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The State of California is no stranger to the harsh reality of wildfire and other natural disasters. Far too often, the people and communities hit hardest by these disasters are those often missing or left out of preparedness activities and least equipped to deal with them and their lasting impacts.

Governor Newsom and state lawmakers together invested $50 million through urgency legislation (AB 72) to establish the California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign, which is now called Listos California. Our campaign aims to boost disaster preparedness among our diverse and vulnerable Californians by connecting them to culturally and linguistically competent support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach. The campaign is anchored at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and led by architect and co-chair Karen Baker and co-chair Justin Knighten.

To ensure success, the campaign empowers and engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California's diverse and vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges.

On Tuesday, August 20, a press release issued by the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom officially kicked off Listos California, which included a full list of all campaign grantee partners. Our trusted and effective partners include community-based organizations, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs, the 8-hour training program in English and Spanish called “Listos,” AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps NCCC, Fire Safe Councils, and others.

Listos California is getting our vulnerable and diverse populations throughout California ready for wildfires, earthquakes and floods.