Ready Fontana - Emergency Preparedness

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. People prepare because they care, and they want the people and things they care about to be safe during an emergency or disaster. The City of Fontana cares and wants to ensure those who live, work, or play in Fontana are ready for threats and hazards that may affect the city.

  1. Heatwave
  2. Power Outages
  3. Coronavirus
  4. ShakeOut
  5. Evacuation Terminology

Cooling Centers

When the temperature exceeds 100 F, the City of Fontana activates its cooling center at the Fontana Community Senior Center (16710 Ceres Ave.) and Heritage Neighborhood Center (7350 W. Liberty Pkwy). Hours are from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (times may vary depending upon temperature). Please wear a face covering and remain 6 feet apart when visiting. 

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Cooling Centers

Beat the Heat

Summer months bring fun, sun, and heat. However, it is crucial to stay safe in high heat, especially for children, pets, those who work outside, and those with certain health conditions. Stay cool and beat the heat by following these tips:

  • Cool off at the City's cooling centers (Senior Center and Heritage Center) from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cooling centers are activated when temperatures reach and exceed 100 degrees
  • Limit outdoor activities
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light clothing
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Work outdoors early or very late in the day

Stay Safe in the Heat


Through the City of Fontana’s Emergency Management Program, ReadyFontana provides information, training, and community-wide outreach to residents, businesses, visitors and community organizations to equip themselves and others in the event of a disaster or emergency. Additionally, the program makes sure the City of Fontana’s departments have sufficient plans, training, and equipment to respond to all hazards.Ready Fontana

Anyone who wants to be better prepared can do three things:

  1. Be Informed! Know how public officials will alert you during an emergency and sign up for that service. Also, learn what threats and hazards you face in your community and prepare.
  2. Plan Ahead! Develop a plan for your family or business using the Ready SB County App. Consider how you will communicate, evacuate and re-unify during a disaster. Take into account any specific needs you or those in your family may have. Develop a kit for yourself and those in your home or business. Learn how to build a kit here
  3. Take Action! Use the knowledge you have gained to encourage others to prepare. Take a free preparedness course like Until Help Arrives or Fontana CERT.

In addition, the ReadyFontana 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.

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 learn information about sheltering and evacuation for you and your pets in the event of an emergency. 

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For More Information

Contact Emergency Services Officer Aminah Mears at (909) 356-2526 or by email.