Emergency Preparedness

Natural disasters and emergencies don't plan ahead, but you can. Recent disasters show that people need to be prepared to survive for at least three days before outside assistance may arrive. Take the steps today to learn what to do before, during and after an emergency.

Be Ready

It's crucial to be prepared before, during and after an emergency. Click on the boxes below to create a family disaster plan, create an emergency kit, and to learn information about sheltering and evacuation for you and your pets in the event of an emergency. 

Create a family disaster plan Opens in new windowCreate an emergency kit Opens in new windowShelter and Evacuation Opens in new windowPets and Animals Opens in new window


Fontana Ready

Residents and businesses in Fontana need to be prepared before disaster strikes. The Fontana Ready Guide is designed to give you the tools necessary to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from the hazards most specific to our community. It also provides vital information and tasks to do after a fire, flood, windstorm and earthquake. 

The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is a living document that is reviewed, monitored and updated every five years to reflect changing conditions and new information regarding hazards faced by the City of Fontana. View the current LHMP here. 

Emergency Alerts

CodeRED: The City of Fontana uses CodeRED to send mass notifications by phone, email and text to keep residents informed. In the event of an evacuation, utility outage, water main break, fire or flood, chemical spill, or other emergency situation, the city may activate CodeRED to send emergency notifications to registered subscribers. Enroll in CodeRED here.

Ready SB County app: Be prepared for disaster. The Ready San Bernardino County app will help you prepare and plan for how to respond to a disaster in your area. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play. It also allows you to receive critical emergency alerts, locate emergency shelters, create a personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan, and more. 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Are you ready for the next emergency or disaster? The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. 

The City of Fontana, in coordination with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, conducts a free three-day basic training course periodically throughout the year. 

CERT

Earthquakes

Everyone should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes– at home, at work, at school, or even while traveling.

Before a Quake: To prevent potential injuries, take the time to secure your space. Secure items that might fall, fly, or slide in an earthquake. Periodically review the locations where you spend time—your home, workplace, or school—to look for potential hazards and secure them. 

This easy-to-read booklet from FEMA features instructions on conducting earthquake drills and “hazard hunts.” Also included is a checklist of disaster supplies.

During a Quake: Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place. If you are indoors, Drop, Cover, then Hold On until the shaking stops and are sure it is safe to exit. 

Drop Cover Hold OnAfter a Quake: USGS recommends what to do after an earthquake:

1. Wear sturdy shoes to avoid injury from broken class and debris

2. Check for injuries

  • If a person is bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound, use clean gauze or cloth if available.
  • If a person is not breathing administer CPR.
  • DO NOT attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in further danger of injury.
  • COVER injured persons with blankets to keep warm.
  • SEEK medical help for serious injuries.

3. Check for hazards

  • Put out fires in your home or neighborhood immediately, call for help.
  • Shut off main gas valve ONLY if you suspect a leak because of broken pipes or odor.
  • Shut off power at the control box if there is any danger to house wiring.
  • Do not touch downed power lines or any objects in contact with them.
  • Clean up any spilled medicines, drugs, or other harmful materials such as bleach, lye or gas.

View the full list here

The Great ShakeOut 

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are a once a year chance for everyone to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” and learn other earthquake safety tips. This year’s drill is on October 18th at 10:18 a.m. Go to ShakeOut.org to join millions of people in schools, businesses, government agencies, organizations, and homes across the state by registering your family or organization to be included in the world’s largest earthquake drill. 

Wildfires

Wildfire is coming. Are you ready? To help educate property owners and residents in areas most at risk, CAL FIRE has developed a communications program called “Ready, Set, Go!” that breaks down the actions needed to be ready for wildfire.

Be Ready: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers.

Get Set: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate.

Be Ready to GO!: Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

Fontana's Cooling Facilities

With potential record-setting temperatures in Fontana this summer, Fontana's Community Services Department reminds residents that cooling centers throughout the city are available to offer relief from the heat. Stop by one of our designated cooling centers to beat the heat and stay hydrated. View the list of cooling centers here.

Cooling Facilities 2019

Telephone Directory

Fontana Police Department - Emergency9-1-1
Fontana Police Department - Non-emergency909-350-7700
Fire Protection District909-428-8890
Department of Insurance800-927-4357
Crisis Counseling San Bernardino County909-421-9495
Fontana Water District909-822-2201
Cucamonga Valley Water District855-654-2893
West Valley Water District909-875-1804
Southern California Edison800-611-1911
Southern California Gas800-427-2200
Burrtec Waste909-822-2396


For More Information

Contact Emergency Services Officer Aminah Mears at (909) 501-7769 or by email.