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City of Ukiah Civic Center

Office of Emergency Management

The City of Ukiah City Manager’s Office coordinates the emergency management and disaster preparedness program for the City by working with the Office of Emergency Management, Fire and Police departments, city staff, partner agencies, businesses, and citizens to minimize risk by actively seeking to mitigate hazards, to prepare for, respond to, and successfully recover from natural or man-made disasters when they strike.

Be Prepared, Plan in Advance of a Disaster

The City of Ukiah is vulnerable to both natural and man-made disasters including earthquakes, fires, and floods. As a city our most important responsibility is to protect the public and ensure that everyone is ready to respond to and recover from potential disasters.

All residents, local employees and visitors are encouraged to take actions to improve their individual preparedness. In a major disaster, resources will be spread thin, leading to potential delays in delivering help. Citizens can equip and educate themselves in the event a disaster occurs by being prepared.


Building Community Preparedness and Resilience Skills

"Building Together" Training SessionsCom Prep

As part of a community-wide disaster preparedness outreach effort, the City of Ukiah periodically offers training sessions for residents. The one-hour "Building Together" sessions provide residents with an overview of the importance of disaster preparedness and information about what individuals can do to help make themselves and their community safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to natural or man-made disasters. Information from past presentations is available below.

Topics Covered

  • Disaster Planning
  • Power Outages
  • How to Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit
  • Creating an Evacuation Plan
  • Accessing Available Resources
  • Helping People with Special Needs
  • Decision Making in a Disaster
  • Common Local Hazards
  • Emergency Alerts
  • Emergency Management Processes
  • Community Resilience
  • Communication Planning
  • Neighborhood Safety

For questions or more information, please call Tami Bartolomei at 707-467-5765.

North Coast Opportunities
Disaster Preparedness Training Programs
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Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) North Coast Opportunities, Volunteer Network provide a training program that offers a series of classes (20 hours total) during which you’ll learn more in-depth, crucial information about fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations, and more. To find out when the next training is contact North Coast Opportunities, Volunteer Network.

Stay Connected - Get Notified

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Get Alerts from Local Agencies

City of Ukiah Alerts via Nixle
  • Ukiah Police Department
  • Ukiah Electric Utility
  • City of Ukiah Office of Emergency Management

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MendoAlert (Everbridge) is the primary means of notification used by Mendocino County. This system allows registered users to receive emergency alerts and notifications via text message, phone calls, and email. Users can register multiple communication methods (home phone, cell phone, email, etc) and addresses to better ensure vital messages are delivered successfully. Alerts and notifications are sent to a specific geographic area and only registered users in that area are notified. For example, a resident living in Fort Bragg would not be notified of an emergency in Hopland.

Helpful Resources


  • Cal Fire Ready Set Go

  • The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. To help educate property owners and residents in areas most at risk, CAL FIRE has developed a communications program called “Ready, Set, Go!” that breaks down the actions needed to be ready for wildfire.

  • Protecting Your Business-West Business Development Center

  • How to Keep Your Business Safe After a Disaster
    According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), more than 40% of businesses never reopen after a natural disaster. At West Business Development Center we know the reality of this fact all too well after the fires in Mendocino and Lake Counties. To address this all important issue we have produced What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Business program. It includes a 2 hour workshop, a 56 page workbook and 10 hours of free personalized advising to help you get organized.

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • County of Mendocino Office of Emergency Services

  • The Mendocino County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is the primary local coordination agency for emergencies and disasters affecting residents, public infrastructure, and government operations in the Mendocino County Operational Area.

  • Mendocino County Fire Safe Council

  • An organization whose mission is to help the citizens of Mendocino County survive and thrive in a fire-prone environment.

  • Mendocino County’s Community Alert System

  • The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Services use Everbridge as their mass notification and emergency alert vendor for Mendocino County. All residents are urged to immediately register for the alert and notification system in order to receive critical emergency and life safety notifications.

  • Ready.gov

  • Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

  • Red Cross Flood Preparedness

  • Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Flooding often occurs following a hurricane, thawing snow, or several days of sustained rain. Flash floods occur suddenly, due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe!

  • FEMA Sample Emergency Kit List

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