Cal OES AFN Library refresh

Resource Library

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is requesting your assistance and guidance in updating its Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) Library.

The purpose of OAFN is to identify the needs of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs before, during and after disasters and to integrate them into the State’s emergency management systems.

OAFN utilizes a whole community approach by offering training and guidance to emergency managers and planners, disability advocates and other service providers responsible for planning for, responding to and

helping communities recover from disasters. In short, OAFN plans for the realities of disasters by integrating access and functional needs into everything Cal OES does including partnership development, outreach, training, guidance and providing technical assistance.

The OAFN provides resources to support this effort, that are industry best practices, and aims to be the “go to” resource for emergency managers and planners.

Do you know of a resource that you would like to see ADDED or UPDATED on the OAFN Library (

Please submit your recommendations here:

Email any questions to Janlia Riley at, or call (424) 320-2583.


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