- BE READY for a Wildfire with READY, SET, GO Brochure
- BE READY for a Wildfire with...READY, SET, GO - Wildfire Preparedness Planning
- Community Wildfire Safety Program
- Home Fire Safety Inspection Checklist
- Make a Go Bag
- Create a Go Bag
- Report local street flooding: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, call Monte Sereno - (408) 354-7635; After Hours, call (408) 354-8600
- Report creek flooding: call Valley Water's Watershed Hotline - (408) 630-2378
- Flooding and Safety - Flood Protection Resources
- Prepare for Winter Storms - Brochure
- 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist
- Family Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide - A comprehensive family communication tool
- Emergency Preparedness Kit - Detailed Emergency Preparedness Kit information for your home, office or vehicle
- Preventing & Preparing for the Flu - Know what to do about the flu
- Santa Clara county and the West Valley are vulnerable to disasters such as earthquakes.
- First responders (firefighters, police and medical) will be overwhelmed in a large disaster.
- You are responsible for your personal and family emergency preparedness.
- Store 1 gallon of water per person per day in sturdy plastic containers.
- Keep a 3 day supply of nonperishable food.
- Put together a basic first aid kit, including a 7 day supply of prescription medications and a first aid book.
- Keep the gas tank of your vehicle filled.
- Have cash on hand.
- Agree on a family meeting place and communication plan that is understandable by all family members.
- Place copies of all important documents in a safe place.
- Keep a battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries accessible.
- California Statewide Fire Map
- FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - Earthquake Risk. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and doing advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.
- Red Cross - Earthquake preparedness information.
- U.S. Geological Survey - Prepare for Earthquake Hazards. How to prepare your home, work, and family for earthquakes, plus online access to earthquake information.
- ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Did you know?...
Santa Clara County Fire offers a free course to all individuals who live or work within the communities Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, and Monte Sereno. Classes offered in 2022 are: Be Ready: Be Prepared!; Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety; Fall Prevention; and Preparing for Medical Emergencies. Find out more information about and register for the 2022 SAFETY SERIES January - June Schedule of Classes.
2022 Spanish Language Emergency Preparedness Courses
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 11:00am TO 11:45am
2022 Cantonese Language Emergency Preparedness Course
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:00pm to 6:45pm
For more information on the PEP program, please contact Santa Clara County Fire directly email or call (408) 378-4010.
CERT Training Opportunity - Become A Member
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
Many neighborhoods in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno have organized for disaster preparedness and received the added benefit of developing a safer, friendlier place to live.
CERT is one of the most visible Town emergency preparedness programs and is supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This 20-hour course offers training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery skills.
The course is designed to be a fun, interactive learning experience for adults of all ages. The final session is an exercise that includes a disaster drill and fire extinguisher training. Please confirm your attendance, as seats are limited.
Information on How to Register: For more information on the CERT program, please visit the CERT page or contact Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 408-354-6853 or email Santa Clara county Fire.
Emergency Operations Plan
The City of Monte Sereno has a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, which addresses situations ranging from fire, floods and earthquakes to nuclear defense emergencies and hazardous material incidents. Operating from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), representatives from all branches of local government work in concert with representatives of regional, state, and federal emergency response organizations to provide emergency services to the community.
While there are many resources to provide assistance during an emergency, one of the most important components of disaster planning is preparing the community to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours following a major disaster. In a large-scale disaster such as an earthquake, emergency responders may be overwhelmed and not be able to provide assistance for a matter of days. It is important that families prepare for that eventuality by taking steps to plan ahead. Your family could be anywhere when the next disaster strikes - at work, at school, or in the car. Knowing what to do ahead of time can help your family deal with fear and uncertainty. By planning and practicing what to do, your family will be able to respond effectively at the first sign of danger.