Disaster Preparedness Information
The City of San Bernardino's Disaster Preparedness Office was created by Chapter 2.46 of the City's Municipal Code, which addresses emergency services. The Office is a division of the Fire Department and is managed by the Disaster Preparedness Coordinator who serves under the Fire Chief.
The Disaster Preparedness Office is responsible for directing and coordinating the emergency organization of the City of San Bernardino. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, this office serves the interests of the Mayor, City Council and the public in emergency preparedness matters. A major activity of the Disaster Preparedness Office is the development and approval of integrated emergency response plans for the City of San Bernardino. This office works cooperatively with other local, State and federal agencies to coordinate preparedness efforts, and provide public information on emergency preparedness.
The overall goal of City Government is to minimize the loss of life and property which results from emergencies and disasters. To achieve this goal, the Disaster Preparedness Office has established the following objectives:
- Ensure that emergency preparedness is given a high priority within local government and the community at large.
- Promote community awareness and self-sufficiency;
- Maintain a functional City emergency response plan which addresses all hazards;
- Foster and participate in ongoing emergency preparedness and response training programs;
- Identify existing resources and develop new resources to support response and recovery efforts; and
- Interact cooperatively with State and Federal government.
For further information, please contact:
San Bernardino City Fire Department
Disaster Preparedness Office
200 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410