California has faced many natural disasters over the past several years. From drought to flooding to fires, Californians have had to persevere through some of the deadliest and destructive disasters in our state’s history. Through each experience, Congressman Kevin McCarthy has worked directly with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that immediate and long-term federal response and support is on hand to help Californians. That coordination is vital to saving lives, rebuilding our communities, and returning to a semblance of normal life following a disaster. One official who consistently answers the call to serve is Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Mark Ghilarducci.
Today, Congressman McCarthy met with Director Ghilarducci in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss emergency preparation efforts. The meeting was as an opportunity to learn more about California’s thorough emergency prevention and detection plans in the state's never-ending goal to ensure public safety during a large-scale crisis.
"Director Mark Ghilarducci of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is an old friend who I’ve known for many years," said Congressman McCarthy. “I thank him for his steadfast commitment to protecting Californians through robust preparedness strategies and disaster mitigation."