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Emergency Preparedness

All residents served by San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department (SMCFD) should prepare for all types of emergencies or hazards; including: earthquakes, winter storms, pandemics/flus, etc. ​Browse our Emergency Preparedness section to learn how you can prepare your home and family for any emergency.

Learn more about PG&E’s Power Safety Shutoffs here.

Learn the Top 5 tips for preparing for disasters by watching our video here.

Sign up for San Mateo County’s alert and warning system here.

Links to Other Helpful Emergency Preparedness Information: 
  • American College of Emergency Physicians – Patient-specific emergency information form for children with special healthcare needs.
  • American Red Cross – Learn more about your local American Red Cross
  • – Learn more on wildfire safety and air quality with resources from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • – Assisting Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults in Disaster Readiness and Recovery​
  • – Checklist of items to include in an emergency kit for families with children and youth with special healthcare needs
  • – Comprehensive guide to implementing evidence-based public health interventions in emergency preparedness.
  • – Learn how to Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed from the US Dept. of Homeland Security
  • – You’ll find information about what to do in an emergency, simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help you get prepared
  • SMC ALERT – Register your information to receive important alerts from San Mateo County’s Community Alert System
  • SMCReady – Disaster Preparedness Information for San Mateo County
Disaster Supply Checklist Earthquake Preparedness & Safety Emergency Preparedness Checklists Health Connection Prescription Drug Disposal Information PSPS Resources