When Emergencies Occur

An Emergency can occur quickly and without warning. The most important thing you can do to keep yourself and you family safe from an emergency is to prepare, stay calm, and follow instructions from emergency personnel.

This site will help you and your family develop an emergency plan, assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit, and share some basic information on what to do before, during, and after any emergency. The site will also provide you with important information about how to obtain emergency and ongoing disaster recovery assistance.

  1. Community Emergency Response Team

    Visit the South Orange County Community Emergency Response Team website for information on all the major events, meetings, exercises, and training courses they offer, both internally and externally, as well as resources and policies, and the latest announcements.

  2. Contact Specific Agencies for Help

    We created a short list of the most important emergency contact information.

  3. Create a Family Emergency Plan

    Families can and do cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the steps listed in this brochure to create your family's disaster plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

  4. First Aid Kit 

    View and print this helpful first aid kit checklist so you can be prepared to handle any situation.

  5. Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit

    Follow our easy checklist so you can be prepared in the event of a disaster.

  6. Planning for Specific Disasters

    Be prepared for fires, floods and winter storms with our tips.