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  Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency, dial 911

We all have a role to play in being prepared for disaster.

The City has a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan that addresses the City of Walnut Creek's responsibilities in emergencies. The Plan establishes an emergency organization to direct and control operations during a period of emergency by assigning responsibilities to personnel in compliance with SEMS/NIMS and the Incident Command System.

The City works with the community through the Citizen Corps Council to facilitate personal preparedness. The mission of the Citizen Corps Council is  "Helping people help themselves prevent, prepare and prevail in the event of emergency."  Among the Citizen Corps sponsored programs is the Community Emergency Response Team training

Of course, not everyone is ready to take the 20-hour CERT Training, or interested in being a volunteer Disaster Service Worker. But we all need to be prepared! The following resources will get you started towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your loved ones and business in case of an emergency.

Emergency supplies checklist for:
  HOME         CAR         WORK      PETS 

Other Resources:

Prepare.Org (hosted by the American Red Cross)  This site is packed with information from a wide range of Bay Area partners in preparedness. Get tips on how to prepare your family for a range of hazards, from fires to floods and earthquakes. 

"Are You Ready?" A comprehensive source  of information for individual, family, and community preparedness created by FEMA. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to get ready and what do in case of many different types of disasters. 

Protect your Business  This site created by FEMA gives practical tips and templates on how to prepre your business for any emergency, from natural disaster to manmade. 

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) earthquake information This site has shaking/hazard maps and instructions on how to prepare your home and business for an earthquake.

Governors Office of Emergency Services The California State Government’s official emergency preparedness website has up to date emergency bulletins and other useful resources.

Take Care of Household Hazardous Wastes (produced by the Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority)

Bay Area Air Quality Management District