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Click here to find out more about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
program and upcoming class schedules.

HeartSafe logoCity of San Ramon Designated a HeartSafe Community

The City of San Ramon and partners of the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council (Danville, Fire District and School District) had to meet high standards to achieve this designation, the first in the county. Click here to find out more information.

These web pages contain basic information that will prepare your family for emergencies, and if needed, enable you to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours. Not having the correct emergency supplies or family information makes it difficult to function during interruption of normal services.  The effort to prepare is cyclical, focuses on continuous improvement, and includes planning, training, reviewing results and updating the plans.

History and Hazards in San Ramon

The beauty of San Ramon was created by nature. Violent earthquakes shaped the mountains and hills.  Storm-swollen rivers and creeks shaped the creek beds. Wildfires contributed to the vegetation we see today in the hills. The Calaveras Fault Zone runs right through the City of San Ramon and could cause severe shaking following a possible 6.9 Richter Scale quake.  The hills that surround the City of San Ramon could have uncontrollable fires.  The City of San Ramon has seven creeks that could flood residents and businesses. Interstate 680 is a major transportation route for hazardous material, and an accident along this corridor could be a serious threat. 

Creating an Emergency Preparedness Office

Potential hazards, a review of the lessons learned from the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the response to Hurricane Katrina spurred the City Council to recognize the need to improve the City’s preparedness and readiness to respond to the potential impacts of an emergency here in the San Ramon Valley.  The responsibilities of this office are:

  • Developing appropriate and required emergency plans
  • Developing training and plans to improve staff readiness
  • Overseeing the purchase of appropriate emergency supplies and equipment
  • Collaborating with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, San Ramon Valley Unified School District and the Town of Danville on common programs, plans and public education/training
  • Coordinating plans with county, state and federal resources
  • Organizing, equipping and managing emergency facilities dedicated to the response and recovery of the City
  • Managing a budget to accomplish the above mentioned tasks

We provide efficient delivery of quality public services that are essential to those who live and work in San Ramon.
2401 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583 | Map | Phone (925) 973-2700 | After Hours Non-emergency Dispatch (925) 973-2779