The California Emergency Management Agency is the agency that coordinates state response to major disasters in support of local governments throughout California. Cal-EMA assures that California is ready to respond to and recover from hazards of all types, ranging from natural (landslide, earthquake, fire, flood, volcano, tsunami) to man-made (terrorism, industrial accidents, chemical spills, pandemics). They also help communities become prepared, respond to and recover from emergencies.
The California Earthquake Authority is a publicly managed, largely privately funded organization that provides catastrophic residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss.
The CSSC was created in 1975 as a result of the Seismic Safety Act that was passed by the Legislature in that year. Their mission is to advise all government agencies on methods for reducing earthquake risk. They do this by studying and reporting on all aspects of seismic risk for the state, along with advising mitigation solutions.