Emergency Preparedness

The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Program is to enhance the City's ability to respond to and recover from the effects of natural or man made disasters; to administer the Federal and State Disaster Assistance Programs; and to serve as the liaison to these, and other agencies in San Bernardino County.

The Emergency Preparedness Program provides the following:

  • Emergency preparedness training and information to City staff
  • Coordinates a community informational campaign regarding preparedness
  • Chino Hills Auxiliary Radio Team (CHART)
  • Plans and implements disaster drills in conjunction with other agencies
  • Maintains Emergency Operations Center (EOC) preparedness
  • Maintains emergency sheltering, food, water, and equipment supplies

Emergency Preparedness Webinar 

September is National Emergency Preparedness month and the City of Chino Hills hosted an Emergency Preparedness Webinar on Thursday, September 17th that focused on readiness education and promoted family and community disaster planning. 

Nearly 100 people registered for the event and took the time to learn about: 1) Emergency Communications; 2) the new Chino Valley Fire District's Community Connect App; 3) more about the CAISO Rotating Outages and the Public Safety Power Shutoffs than can occur during wildfire season; 4) How to choose a generator and safely expedite its use; 5) the Safe Return Program and Wildfire Evacuation in Carbon Canyon; 6) How to harden your home and protect your property, 7) the importance of having a Go Bag, and 8) the Department of Public Health was on hand to talk about the pandemic and flu season.  

In case you missed it, you can watch the video below.  Useful links to the agenda and each PowerPoint presentation are also provided. 


Webinar Agenda (PDF)
1 Emergency Communications (PDF)
2 Introducing Community Connect (PDF)
3 SCE PSPS and CAISO Rotating Outages (PDF)
4 Generators - How to Choose One (PDF)
5 Safe Return and Wildfire Evacuation (PDF)
6 Wildfire Action Plan - Hardening Your Home (PDF)
7 Evacuation Go Bags (PDF)
8 Advanced Planning for Flu Season During a Pandemic (PDF)

Due to COVID-19, large gatherings are still not allowed, so the event was held virtually as a webinar.