Emergency Public Information

Contra Costa County offers our residents many ways to keep up to date on information in an emergency.

Contra Costa County provided significant mutual aid in battling October's devastating North Bay fires, from sending public safety personnel and ambulances, to providing support to the teams in the affected counties.

We know many of us are now looking at how we can help. Visit our Northern California Fire webpage, linked from the top left of this page, for information on how your help can be most effective.

Equally important, this is a good time for each of us to consider how we can make sure we are prepared for emergency situations in our own County.  

Sign up for notifications from the County by visiting our "Notify Me" category of our website.  Select the topic titled "Contra Costa Ready," and we'll email you updates on topics such as how to protect your home during the winter rains, dealing with storms and extreme weather, and recovery information in the event of an earthquake or other disaster.

Contra Costa County also maintains Community Warning System that allows you to register for alerts by email, telephone or text message in the event of a possible threat to your safety.  Sign up for Warning System alerts, and find out about the sirens that are operational in parts of the County.

Many of our offices use social media to connect with residents in both emergencies and non-emergency situations.  Visit our registry of social media sites in the County and follow those that interest you.

The state and federal governments provide a wide range of emergency information as well.  

Visit the State's Office of Emergency Services for tips and updated information regarding emergencies throughout California.

Stay on top of the latest incidents throughout the nation by visiting the Federal Emergency Management Association website.