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.
American Red Cross
Provides emergency services and disaster relief
Department of Homeland Security
Runs the ready.gov emergency preparedness site, Posts the national threat advisory and other information
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Involved in preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation in the event of national disasters and emergencies
Earthquake Safety for Kids
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
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)
Provides medical assistance to people who have been affected by disasters
AreaVibes: Earthquake Safety Guide
Provides earthquake tips and resources.
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
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
Provides information and resources regarding earthquakes
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
Facilitates cooperation, communication, and collaboration among nonprofits, community-based groups, government agents, and for-profit companies.
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
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.)
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
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
Free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco
Alameda County Emergency Preparedness
Focuses on preparedness and response activities related to the health impact of any emergency in the county
Provides resources, trainings, collaborative activities
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 membersAlameda County Public Health
Creates guides, plans and templates
EMS Emergency Preparedness Response Team
Works with 911 responders to ensure they are prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies.
Alameda Health Consortium
Assists member clinics to develop emergency prep plans
Alameda County Emergency Managers Association
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)
Addresses the preparedness and response needs of service providers.
Oakland Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services
Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE)
Free emergency preparedness and disaster response training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in Oakland
Learn, Lead, Lift
Disaster justice pilot project (plans to expand to Fruitvale District)
Oakland Medical Reserve Corps
Enlists active and retired medical professionals and citizen volunteers to be deployed to support Emergency Management Systems.
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Provides free trainings for personal and community emergency preparedness
San Jose Office of Emergency Services
Coordinates government agency emergency planning and management
American Red Cross Silicon Valley
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services
Staffs the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center
Provides preparedness, response, and recovery resources and service coordination.
Sacramento County Public Health Emergency Preparedness
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 yearSacramento Fire Department:
Community Emergency Response Team
American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter
Sacramento Regional Citizen Alert
Mass Notification services for potential safety hazards via voice or text
City of Fresno Emergency Response
The city does not have a dedicated department for emergency planning and response.
Fresno County Office of Emergency Services
Coordinates planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for disasters occurring within the unincorporated area of the County
American Red Cross Central Valley
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
SB County Fire Department – Community Emergency Response Team Program
Provides training so that community members can assist others during a disasterAmerican Red Cross Santa Barbara County
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
Prepares for industrial accident, natural disaster, and utility mishaps involving hazardous materials (Membership-based)
San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
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) 309-1200San 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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