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.

SMC Alert System

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

  • BAAQMD.gov - Learn more on wildfire safety and air quality with resources from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District

  • DisabilityDisasterAccess.org - Assisting Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults in Disaster Readiness and Recovery​

  • CDC.gov - Checklist of items to include in an emergency kit for families with children and youth with special healthcare needs

  • RAND.org - Comprehensive guide to implementing evidence-based public health interventions in emergency preparedness.

  • Ready.gov - Learn how to Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed from the US Dept. of Homeland Security

  • SF72.org - 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