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It is our goal to serve the community of Brisbane by providing timely and complete emergency preparedness information.  We hope this information will help guide you in preparing yourself and your loved ones should an emergency situation ever arise in our city.

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  • Meet up with Brisbane CERT at the National Night Out gathering, Tuesday, 8/7, in Brisbane Community Park...we'll help you GET CONNECTED with SMC Alert!


  • The Brisbane CERT Program is getting the gang back together!  We held a 2018 Kick-off Meeting on Saturday, January 27 at the Brisbane Community Center.  Many CERT members and persons interested in the program were in attendance to hear about the first steps in the rebuilding process.  Please feel free to direct inquiries to Amy at 415-508-2128 or alistmann@brisbaneca.org.   


  • The San Mateo County's Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services has Launched a new Family-Friendly Campaign called Emergency Preparedness through Puppets. Click here for more info about their campaign.
  • The campaign videos will be posted on the SMC OES YouTube Channel.
  • Click below to view a Winter Storm Preparation video featuring Public Works and Emergency Services Director Randy Breault:

Office of Emergency Services encourages every resident to take the first step of emergency preparedness and sign up for the free notification system on local emergencies and events, SMC Alert.  To sign up visit www.smcalert.info or text your five digit zip code to 888777. 

FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief, featuring:

  • Simple Steps for Earthquake Preparedness
  • The ABC's of Back to School  Preparedness
  • Avoiding Disaster Fraud

SMCReady.org has Launched!

We want to also take this opportunity to stress that in the event of a major emergency, the City will be utilizing SMCAlert to notify the Community of any emergency information.  Check out the newly-revamped site, www.smcready.org, where you can get connected, gather supplies, read stories, and make a plan for you and your loved ones today.


Sign up for SMC Alerts on the newly-revamped website, www.SMCReady.org!  Read the press release from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

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San Mateo County Hazard Mitigation Plan (July 2016)

San Mateo HMP - Volume I - Final APA

San Mateo HMP - Volume II Intro - Final APA

City of Brisbane

Volume I - Appendices

Volume II - Appendices


Find out how to take individual actions to prepare for the possibly wet winter. (Source: NOAA, Weather-Ready Nation, 10/15/2015)

September is National Preparedness Month.  View the PowerPoint "Preparing for Emergencies"  by OES Director Randy Breault.

Everyone is encouraged to take this interactive quiz to test your quake knowledge and learn how you can get prepared for an earthquake: quakequizsf.org
Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water, and no telephone service.  Imagine that all businesses are closed and you are without any kind of emergency service. What will you do until help arrives?  Are you prepared if this hypothetical becomes a reality?

Brisbane is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made.  Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, and power outages, are just to name a few of the potential emergencies we may encounter. Any of these could quickly overwhelm local resources.

Chapter 2.28 of the Brisbane Municipal code created the office of Director of Emergency Services, and states that the purposes of that chapter are "...to provide for the preparation and carrying out of plans for the protection of persons and property within the city in the event of an emergency; the direction of the emergency organization; and the coordination of the emergency functions of the city with all other public agencies, corporations, organizations, and affected private persons."

    Photo by Michael Barnes