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. National Preparedness Month
  2. Power Outages
  3. Heatwave
  4. Coronavirus

National Preparedness Month

In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, the City of Fontana will be providing preparedness resources for residents and businesses all month long. The City will be sharing preparedness tips and videos throughout the month across its social media channels. There will also be opportunities for participants to win prizes.

Each week will feature a preparedness tip:

Week One: Make a Plan. Sign up for alerts like the City’s CodeRED notification system. Get together with your family to come up with an emergency plan. Post a photo or video of your plan on the City's Twitter/Facebook/Instagram with hashtag #readyfontana and #nationalpreparednessmonth

Week Two: Build a Kit. Prepare your family by creating an emergency kit or go bag for at least three days. View the Emergency Kit Checklist here.

Week Three: Prepare for Disasters. Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards.

Are you prepared? Click here for 4 safety preparedness tips for any disaster.

ReadyFontana 

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.