Know Your Resources
The key to surviving any emergency or disaster situation is planning. Discuss emergency plans with each household member. All members of the household should share in the preparation decisions. Be sure to consider anyone with access and functional needs or disabilities. Make sure everyone knows where the closest fire station, medical facility, and police station are located.
Consider what you would do if basic services - water, gas, electricity, or telephones - were cut off? Most disasters will keep local officials busy for at least 72 hours (3-days). Officials and first responders will be on the scene during and after the emergency, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Families and communities can and do cope with emergencies by preparing in advance and working together as a team.
Have escape routes planned for each part of your home or workplace. Every member should know the quickest and safest escape routes and all possible hazards that could be in their path. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Department website has resources for creating emergency plans: https://www.firedepartment.org/community/be-ready-srv/be-prepared
Make a Kit
Each household should commit time to developing a plan. Putting together a 72-hour emergency kit is a good start. The home kit should provide basic equipment and provisions needed by the family for at least a 72-hour period after the emergency. Additional kits in your car and at work should have enough supplies to last until you can reunite with your family.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Department website has resources for creating emergency kits for your home, car, work, and pets. They also have a calendar to help you assemble a kit in small steps over a six-month period. https://www.firedepartment.org/community/be-ready-srv/be-supplied
Consider the following items:
- Non-perishable food
- First-aid supplies
- Whistles and flashlights
- Phone chargers
- Supplies and food for pets
- Tools and sanitation supplies
- Important family documents
- Take a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Course
- American Red Cross
- Contra Costa Crisis Center/ 211
- Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department Volunteer Opportunities
San Ramon Valley Citizen Corps Council
The Town of Danville is committed to actively preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters. Danville partners with the City of San Ramon, the SRV Fire Protection District and the SRV Unified School District to coordinate all emergency preparedness and disaster response in the San Ramon Valley. Together we have formed the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council to become a more disaster-resistant community.
Preparing for Wildfire and Potential Evacuation: Over the past few years, California has experienced a dramatic rise in both the number and severity of wildland fires. These fires have ravaged wildland-urban interface areas taking lives, destroying homes, and obliterating infrastructure. Six of the 20 largest fires in California’s recorded history have burned in the last five years and 10 of California’s most destructive wildfires have occurred since 2015. Follow the link below for guidance on being prepared and having an evacuation plan from Contra Costa County's website
Wildfire Preparation & Evacuation Plan
Emergency Operations Plan
Town of Danville Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)