Emergency Preparedness

Important Emergency Numbers
It is important to have all emergency numbers handy. You should have a list at home, and also could have them saved in your phone as well. Some important numbers to know for Fountain Valley are:
  • Fire Department Hazardous Materials: 714-593-4430
  • In Case of Emergency: 911
  • Police General Information: 714-593-4485
  • Police Report Nonemergency Incidents: 714-593-4483 or 714-593-4485
  • Red Cross: 800-733-2767
Prepare SoCal
Prepare SoCal has created a helpful checklist for you to use as well:
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by phones (fire, police, ambulance, etc.).
  • Teach children how and when to call 911 or your local Emergency Medical Services number for emergency help.
  • Determine the best escape routes from your home. Find 2 ways out of each room.
  • Find the safe spots in your home for each type of disaster.
  • Show each family member how and when to turn off the water, gas, and electricity at the main switches.
  • Check if you have adequate insurance coverage.
  • Teach each family member how to use the fire extinguisher, and show them where it's kept.
  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms.
  • Conduct a home hazard hunt.
  • Stock emergency supplies and assemble a disaster supplies kit.
  • Take a Red Cross first aid and CPR class.  The Red Cross is a wealth of information when it comes to disasters. They have informative classes and lectures on lots of subjects which you can register for online.
Living in California, you are going to experience earthquakes. Before one happens there are steps around the home everyone should take to help minimize damage. If you have just moved to California or would like to know more information on earthquakes you can download a helpful earthquake handbook (PDF).

Other resources include: