Join the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and other agencies for the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness​ event in historic Old Sacramento.

The free public event is designed to encourage families to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and in the community. A disaster can strike at any time without warning. Cal OES encourages all Californians to be prepared when an emergency occurs.

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Cal OES will kick-off National Preparedness Month by hosting the 11th annual California Day of Preparedness​ event in historic Old Sacramento. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1124 2ndStreet, Sacramento.

California is prone to many disasters and all Californians should have a disaster plan and be ready to survive the Wild West. The emergency preparedness event will include the following preparedness features:

Family disaster readiness information and resources
CDCR K-9 demonstrations
CDCR Crisis Response Teams

Learn how to create the perfect prep kit

Participate in a mobile 8.0 earthquake simulator

Helicopter fire attack

Swift water rescue

Search and rescue dog exercises
Enjoy music and mobile food trucks
10 Ways to Be Prepared: Cal OES has tips, tricks, brochures and videos to help you learn what you can do around your home to ensure that you are ready for anything.
Cal OES is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. Learn how you can Survive the Wild West #CAPrepDay
Visit the 10 Ways to Be Prepared​​ and get ready with us!
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For additional information about CDCR, please call Albert Rivas in the Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950 or email