Emergency Preparedness

The City of San Dimas is committed to being prepared for any disaster and to assure that its residents and visitors stay informed and up to date on what to do in the event of a disaster. This site contains information and links for what to do in case of emergency and how to get and stay prepared.


Emergencies and/or natural disasters can happen at any time and it’s important for not only the City itself to be prepared for such events, but for every person to be prepared as well. When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, professional help and assistance may be several hours or even days away. So it is extremely important that citizens themselves take responsibility for their safety and recovery until those resources can respond.


There are many types of emergencies and disasters, and while some of the types of natural disasters might not be relevant to where you live, many are. So it’s good to be as prepared as possible for as many as possible. The link below will provide you with a list of some disasters and what to do before, during, and after the event.

Ready.gov: Plan Ahead for Disasters


It’s important to make a plan before an emergency or disaster strikes so you will be ready when the event occurs. The link provided below will give you much needed and good information on how to go about meeting with your family to develop a plan for what to do in the case of an emergency.

Make A Plan | Ready.gov


One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an emergency or natural disaster is to build a kit. The basic kit will need to include food and water to last a minimum of three days and also other basic items that will help you get through the event, such as personal protection, tools and personal items like sanitary products and medications. The link below will help you develop a basic kit that you can customize for your individual needs. And remember to not only build a kit for your home but your car and workplace as well.

FEMA strongly urges homeowners to maintain an emergency kit with enough supplies to sustain them for up to 72 hours following a disaster. Be sure to assemble it well in advance of an emergency and store it in an easily accessible location.

Click HERE for information on building a kit to sustain yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in the event of a disaster.


One of the most likely disasters that could happen in Southern California is an earthquake. This region is overdue for a significantly large earthquake and it could happen at any time. So it’s very important to prepare for such an event for you and your family to survive. Please click on the link below for some helpful information to help you prepare for such an event.

Earthquake Safety | Earthquake Preparedness | Red Cross

Click HERE to view the Emergency Survival Guide from the Los Angeles County.