Emergency Preparedness

Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness DivisionThe Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness Division coordinates all aspects of planning and preparedness as it relates to small and large-scale emergencies. This includes anything from a house fire to a catastrophic earthquake.

Public Education is an important part of emergency preparedness. The Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness Division conducts a variety of educational and community outreach programs to get individuals and families prepared for emergencies. These include school programs, speakers bureaus, exhibits and public displays, media releases, door-to-door canvassing, CPR training and certification, and Community Emergency Response Team (Daly City & Pacifica) and Community Emergency Volunteer (Brisbane) programs. for information on any of these programs contact the North County Fire Authority at (650) 991-8138.

The Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness Division provides the following presentations at no cost to the community:

Basic Emergency Preparedness– This is a 30-minute presentation that is geared towards organizations such as Homeowners Associations, PTA’s and Service Clubs. It is designed to give citizens a basic understanding of the threats we face and the steps to tkae to become better prepared.

Individual & Family Preparedness– This is an approximately two-hour presentation that will provide citizens information on what they should do before, during and after a significant event. Topics presented include developing a family disaster plan, building and maintaining an emergency kit, and making your home disaster resistant.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)– This is a twenty-hour training course held over an eight week period that educates and trains individuals in basic disaster response skills, including general preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search & rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and terrorism. The training concludes with a practical “hands-on” exercise to apply the many skills taught in the classroom.

Exhibits & Public Displays

The Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness Division coordinates staffed exhibits and public displays at a number of community events, including (but not limited to) health & safety fairs, school events, the Fil-Am Festival in Daly City, Pacifica’s Fog-Fest and Brisbane’s Day in the Park. Fire personnel at these events distribute safety information and conduct safety demonstrations upon request.

CPR Training & Certification

First Aid & CPR classes are coordinated through the Community Emergency Planning & Disaster Preparedness Division. For a calendar of events click here or call (650) 991-8138.