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Disaster Preparedness

City Disaster Preparedness

The City of Newport Beach's emergency management program works in coordination with all City Departments to strengthen the City’s ability to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from any disaster. The Fire Department is the lead department to coordinate all emergency management activities for the City.

The City has a comprehensive Emergency Management Program which includes all elements necessary to respond quickly and effectively to major emergencies. These elements include: an Emergency Operations Plan, Emergency Operations Center, Employee Response Program, Public Education Program, and trained Community Emergency Response Team (NBCERT). A variety of activities, programs, and projects designed to enhance the City's preparedness are conducted regularly such as training, drills and disaster exercises.    

 Emergency Operations Center TrainingEOC Drill


 Employee Response TeamERT

Community Preparedness

In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored. Newport Beach is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and manmade. Earthquakes, fires, tsunami, severe storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies we may encounter.

Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service. Imagine that all the businesses are closed and you are without any kind of emergency services. What will you do until help arrives? Join the CERT program before a disaster to learn how to take care of you and your family.


     Business Preparedness                               Disaster Communications                               Disaster Preparedness for Children

     Disaster Supply Checklist                               Emergency Notification Systems                               People with Special Needs

Our Partners


Dial 211 to connect with community services near you - child care, senior services, counseling, food, shelter, job services, and more.  


California Emergency Management Agency the state agency charged with reducing the loss of life and property and protecting the State from all hazards.


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
This federal agency provides information on responding to disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, mass casualties, and other health-related emergencies.


Federal agency charged with reducing the loss of life and property and protecting the nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Orange County Red Cross
Volunteer information, blood donation centers, preparedness education in Orange County, California.


Ready OC
Find emergency preparedness information for residents of Orange County, California.

  National Weather Service 
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

Contact us for more information on our disaster preparedness program:


City Disaster Preparedness


CERT/Community Preparedness

 ~ Safety, Service and Professionalism ~ 

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