The Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program (DSWVP) was created as the result of legislation to provide workers’ compensation benefits to registered Disaster Service Worker (DSW) volunteers who are injured while participating in authorized disaster-related activities, including pre-approved training. Disaster service, as defined for the Program, is designed to aid in the response and recovery phases in a disaster or emergency. It does not include the day-to-day emergency response activities typically associated with, for example, law enforcement, fire services or emergency medical services. The Program also provides limited immunity from liability.

Completion of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Registration form (Cal OES DSW Registration Rev. 4/2015 or later) is required for CAWG Emergency Services personnel participating in CAP Corporate “C” missions with a Cal OES LAW mission number.

Click here to download the Cal OES DSW Instruction and Form

Last updated: 03/05/2018