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 man made 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:

Access & Functional Needs:  2024 Emergency Disaster Planning Community Survey

We are gathering data about community members who may require assistance during an emergency evacuation or relocation, focusing on at-risk populations and those with access and functional needs. Your participation is voluntary. The information will be updated annually and accessible only to City emergency services staff during large-scale emergencies, not for day-to-day responses. City of Alameda For further assistance. please call or visit the Alameda Free Library Office hours, every 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Participants must conduct an annual update to their entries to keep the database current

Complete the Survey


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 Logo - Small - Web Version

Community Notification:

  • AC ALERT - Opt-in to receive important or emergency notification from the City and County of Alameda.
  • Know Your Zone - Find out what Zone you live in to determine if an evacuation order or warning has been issued 
  • Social  Media
    • Next Door
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
  • Public Television Access Channel 15
  • Radio 1280 AM, Alameda Radio

City Planning and Hazard Mitigation:

Personal Preparedness


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 Dallas Andrews, telephone: 510-337-2131, email: dandrews@alamedaca.gov.