The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health provides planning resources, training and technical assistance to consortia members to support ongoing Emergency Preparedness Planning. CCUIH has developed a Guide to Emergency Preparedness Organizations to assist with these efforts. This guide identifies emergency/disaster preparedness and response organizations that are relevant to CCUIH’s member Urban Indian Health Organizations, including national, statewide, regional, and local organizations. This document may be a resource to our member clinics and individuals residing in their service areas.

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American Red Cross (800) 733-2767 Provides emergency services and disaster relief

Department of Homeland Security (202) 282-8000 Runs the emergency preparedness site, Posts the national threat advisory and other information

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency (800) 621-3362 Involved in preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation in the event of national disasters and emergencies Earthquake Safety for Kids Resource-based website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Provides many types of different trainings.

National Weather Service Provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings.

National Organization on Disability Works to ensure that emergency preparedness planning includes people who are disabled

Disaster Assistance Provides disaster survivors with information, support, services and a mechanism to access and apply for disaster assistance through collaborative, data-sharing effort

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Regulates workplace health and safety standards. OSHA 3122 – 2004 Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness – Requirements and Guidelines (Required for clinics receiving IHS funding)

Direct Relief (805) 964-4767 Provides medical assistance to people who have been affected by disasters

AreaVibes: Earthquake Safety Guide  Provides earthquake tips and resources.



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California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (916) 845-8510 Provides the latest information on wildfires and other disasters around the state

California Health Alert Network Web-based information and communications system to distribute health alerts, dissemination of prevention guidelines, coordination of disease investigation efforts, preparedness planning, and other initiatives that strengthen state and local preparedness.

Earthquake Country Alliance (213) 740-1560. Provides information and resources regarding earthquakes

California Department of Public Health Disaster Planning Website

California Preparedness Education Network (530) 229-3979 (Northern California) Provides no-cost emergency preparedness and response training to clinics, public health agencies and rural hospitals.

Emergency Preparedness Resources for Native Americans (916) 440-7749 (Patricia Lavalas-Howe) Fosters collaborations between local, state, federal, and tribal/urban health care organizations for preparedness and response to disasters.

Disaster Healthcare Volunteers Online registration for public health professionals to volunteer for disaster service

California Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (916) 650-6959 Facilitates cooperation, communication, and collaboration among nonprofits, community-based groups, government agents, and for-profit companies.

Seismic Safety Commission (916) 263-5506 Researches earthquakes, recommends policies and programs to reduce earthquake risk The Great California Shake Out


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General Bay Area

American Red Cross Bay Area Offers free online training and on-site training.

  • Bay Area Reporting: (866) 272-2237
  • Follow Up: (415) 427-8010
  • Office: (415) 427-8000
  • Alameda: (510) 595-4441
  • Contra Costa: (925) 603-7413
  • Marin: (415) 721-2372
  • San Mateo: (650) 259-1765
  • Solano: (707) 438-7059

SF72 Emergency preparedness site for San Francisco and the Bay Area, provides information on disaster preparedness kits as well as information on what to do in the event of specific emergencies (fire, earthquake, etc.)

San Francisco

City & County of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (415) 558-3800 Emergency Communications (415) 487-5000 Emergency Services and Emergency Medical Services Agency Works with emergency responders, community partners and residents to engage in comprehensive disaster planning for the City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster (415) 746-9099 Connects nonprofit, faith-based and private organizations with the network and knowledge they need to continue providing critical services after a disaster

San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (415) 970-2022 Free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco

East Bay

Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Public Health Focuses on preparedness and response activities related to the health impact of any emergency in the county Public Safety (510) 208-5962 Provides resources, trainings, collaborative activities Environmental Health (925) 803-7803 Provides disaster preparedness information to the public regarding safe storage of emergency food and water supplies, safe disposal of sewage following a catastrophic event

Alameda County Fire Department (925) 833-3473 ext. 1720 or (510) 632-3473 ext. 1720 Offers a variety of trainings to provide community members

Alameda County Public Health Emergency Preparedness (510) 208-5962 Creates guides, plans and templates EMS Emergency Preparedness Response Team (510) 618-2031 Works with 911 responders to ensure they are prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies.

Alameda Health Consortium (510) 297–0230 Assists member clinics to develop emergency prep plans

Alameda County Emergency Managers Association (925) 803-7800 Works with Operational Area and Coastal Region of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to maximize training opportunities and offer assistance where needed.

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) (510) 451-3140 Addresses the preparedness and response needs of service providers.

Oakland Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) (510) 238-6351 Free emergency preparedness and disaster response training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in Oakland Learn, Lead, Lift (510) 238-2326 Disaster justice pilot project (plans to expand to Fruitvale District)

Oakland Medical Reserve Corps (510) 238-2985 Enlists active and retired medical professionals and citizen volunteers to be deployed to support Emergency Management Systems.

Santa Clara

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (408) 808-7800 Santa Clara County Emergency Alert System

Santa Clara County Fire Department Provides free trainings for personal and community emergency preparedness

San Jose Office of Emergency Services (408) 794-7055 Coordinates government agency emergency planning and management

American Red Cross Silicon Valley (877) 727-6771

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Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services (916) 874-4670 Staffs the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center Sacramento Ready Provides preparedness, response, and recovery resources and service coordination.

Sacramento County Public Health Emergency Preparedness (916) 875-5881

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps Engages medical professionals who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year

Sacramento Fire Department: (916) 808-1300 Community Emergency Response Team

American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter (916) 993-7070

Sacramento Regional Citizen Alert Mass Notification services for potential safety hazards via voice or text


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City of Fresno Emergency Response (559) 621-8000 The city does not have a dedicated department for emergency planning and response.

Fresno County Office of Emergency Services (559) 600-3357 Coordinates planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for disasters occurring within the unincorporated area of the County

American Red Cross Central Valley (559) 455-1000

Hands On Sacramento Disaster and Emergency Services Programs (916) 447-7063 Designated to manage and coordinate volunteer disaster response

Community Emergency Response Team (559) 621-2328 Trains community members in emergency preparedness


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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Responsible for planning and coordination for the Santa Barbara Operational Area

Public Health Department Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit Provides practical information on bioterrorism readiness and response for the general public and healthcare professionals

City of Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Services (805) 564-5711

SB County Fire Department – Community Emergency Response Team Program Provides training so that community members can assist others during a disaster

American Red Cross Santa Barbara County (805) 687-1331

Listos (805) 765-1489 Listos facilitates culturally appropriate Spanish language curriculum to educate and prepare Latino community members for emergencies or disasters.

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Santa Barbara County Fosters cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration (Membership-based)

Community Awareness and Emergency Response (805) 690-6654 Prepares for industrial accident, natural disaster, and utility mishaps involving hazardous materials (Membership-based)


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San Diego County Office of Emergency Services (858) 565-3490 Staffs the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center Ready San Diego Provides a wide variety of resources and trainings. San Diego County Emergency Site Provides updates, contact information for other agencies, link to download SD emergency smart phone application. San Diego Recovery Works to maximize disaster assistance to eligible public and private entities and residents through various state and federal disaster assistance programs

American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties (858) 309-1200

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Community Emergency Response Team Trains community members to respond to emergencies Emergency Management Services Coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, search and rescue

211 San Diego Works closely with the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services to provide public information to the community and rumor control and trend analysis to County officials



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