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Disaster Preparedness


City Disaster Preparedness
The City of NewportBeach's emergency management program works in coordination with all City Departments to strengthen the City’s ability to prepare for, to mitigate against, to 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.    

 EOC Drill


Emergency Operations Center Training

Employee Response Team

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. For more information visit the CERT program page.

Additionally, we offer disaster preparedness presentations to any requesting group or business.  We tailor our presentation to meet your group's needs.  To schedule a presentation, please call 949-644-3112.

Disaster Supply Checklist Handout

Business Preparedness Handout

People with Special Needs Handout

Disaster Preparedness for Children

Community Preparedness



Disaster Preparedness Presentations

Neighborhood Presentation


Our Partners

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

Cal OES-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.

FEMA-FEMA is a 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-Ready OC is the place to 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.

For more information on our disaster preparedness program, please call:

  • (949) 644-3112 (CERT/Community Preparedness)
  • (949) 644-3109 (City Disaster Preparedness)  


Safety, Service and Professionalism

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