Disaster Preparedness

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Community Preparedness

The City of Alameda Fire Department coordinates the emergency management and disaster preparedness program for the City by working with the Fire and Police department, city staff, partner agencies, businesses and Community Members to minimize risk by actively seeking to mitigate hazards, to prepare for, respond to, and successfully recover from natural or manmade disasters when they strike.

In its efforts to prepare and inform the community and its residents in case of disasters, the City of Alameda Fire Department offers the following training programs, notification methods, and city planning and response information:

Training:

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides training to Alameda residents and employees of Alameda businesses to increase self-sufficiency in a disaster. Participants learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors.

 CERT courses are given four times throughout the year.  Register online click here. Download CERT Course Description and PDF registration form here.(PDF, 105KB)  

  • Map Your Neighborhood:

    Help your neighborhood prepare with the "Map Your Neighborhood" program. This self guided program helps neighborhoods get to know one another, identify neighbors that may need a little extra help in the event of a disaster and learn skills you can use after a disaster such as locating and shutting off gas valves and other safety tips and ideas to help you prepare.  The program is free to Alameda residents.  For more information contact Patrick Preminger email:  ppreminger@alamedaca.gov 

Community Notification:

  • AC ALERT - Opt-in to receive important or emergency notification from the City and County of Alameda.
  • Social  Media
    • Next Door
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
  • Public Television Access Channel 15
  • Radio 1280 AM, Alameda Radio

City Planning and Hazard Mitigation:

Personal Preparedness

ARE YOU READY?

It's everyone's responsibility to be prepared.  The City of Alameda highest priority is to the safety of its residents, but when disaster strikes being personally prepared will lessen the impact on our community. So let's get started! Check out the links below to help you build a kit, make a family plan, and put together the kind of supplies that will help you and your family survive if disaster strikes.

 

For more information or question regarding the emergency and disaster planning, contact : Disaster Preparedness Coordinator  Captain Sharon Oliver, telephone: 510-337-2131, email: soliver@alamedaca.gov.