Community Preparedness News

All Newport Beach residents are encouraged to prepare for themselves, their family and their neighborhoods for
unexpected disasters. Its as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  • Step 1: Make a Plan                                                                                                                                                               
    Develop a family emergency preparedness plan so that everyone in your household knows what to do.

  • Step 2: Build A Kit                                                                                                                                                                       
    Every household in Newport Beach should have a disaster supply kit with enough supplies for all household
    members. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

  • Step 3: Get Trained        
          Join the Newport Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program to become a
          certified disaster service worker ready to help the Newport Beach community.

The most recent earthquakes both locally and around the world demonstrate the need to be prepared for the unexpected.
For additional information on disaster preparedness call (949) 644-3112 or email


City Emergency Planning
Ever wonder what plans the City has developed for use in an emergency or disaster.  Whether it's an earthquake, fire
storm in one of our many wild land areas, a hazardous or toxic spill or tsunami, the City has plans and procedures in
place.  But no matter the amount of planning the City does,  it is up to each and everyone of us to prepare ourselves, our
homes and our families for disasters and emergencies as well.  The City's website contains not only the City's Emergency
Plan, but many resources to help you plan for your family's safety as well, such as creating a plan for your family and an
emergency supply kit.  For all this information and more,
click here.

Considering CERT Training?
Would you like to take the extra step and get yourself trained as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
member?  It's a small investment of time for a very large return.  The more trained volunteers each community and
neighborhood has, the better prepared we will be.  And training is free to Newport Beach residents!  For schedules and
class information,
click here.

Better yet, see CERT volunteers in action.  Take a view minutes to watch a video about the CERT program.  For about ten
minutes of your time, you will learn how important the CERT program is to you as a resident of Newport Beach.  This video
was prepared by NBTV and hosted by Steve Lewis, Former Fire Department Chief.  You will be glad you did.  
Click here

    Class Schedule - Spring 2011
    Tuesday/Thursday Evenings (9 meetings) Start date February 24, 2011
    Saturdays (3 meetings):  Start date March 5, 2011
    For details about what these classes cover can be found by clicking here.
    Applications can be found by clicking here.

    Advanced Classes - CERT Grads Only
    As classes become available, we will post them here.  


                 If you have not yet signed up for the City's Emergency Notification System (Reverse 911),
                     please consider doing so as soon as possible.  It's quick; it's easy.  You will be glad you
                     took the time to sign up.  It's already been used several times in the last couple of months
                     to notify residents of criminal activity in their neighborhoods, burst water mains, flooding,
                     etc.  Click here to register.

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