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First implemented by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, Golden Guardian, California's Annual Statewide Exercise Series, has become the most comprehensive state-level exercise series program in the county.  The goal of Golden Guardian is to exercise and assess emergency operations plans, policies, and procedures for all-hazards/catastrophic incidents at the local, regional, and state levels.

The City of Cathedral City participates in state, regional and local disaster drills and simulations, including Golden Guardian.


Stay up to date with current disasters as they occur, and plan for surviving and recovering from a disaster or pandemic in your area. Our friends at FEMA are there to help.  Visit them at



The first 72 after a major emergency or disaster are critical.  Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working.  In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises.  You should be prepared to be self-sufficient - able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones - for at least three days following a major emergency.

Cal EMA 3 Day Survival Checklist


Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.

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Volunteer to support disaster efforts in your community.  Get trained and volunteer with a Community Emergency Response Team in your neighborhood.  Our next class is scheduled for October, and will be delivered in Spanish.  Stay tuned for registration to open.  Have questions?  Give our Emergency Manager a call at (760) 770-8210.



32-100 Desert Vista

Cathedral City, CA 92234

Non-Emergency:  760-770-8200

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1