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The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives. By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:

  • Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations. 
  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies. 
  • Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support. 
  • Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public. 
  • Disseminate damage information and other essential data. 
  • Plan for the continuation of government.


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Be Read.  Be Resilient.

Back to School Safety

Ready to get back to school?  While much of a family's focus for school preparation may be around books, school supplies, and family schedules,  remember to review some basic safety tips regarding the route to and from school.  Become familiar with the school traffic patterns; know where it is safety to park, and if applicable, understand the traffic flow of the school's valet program.  Listed are some  more safety tips to share with your child/children:

  • Obey stop signs, traffic signals and crossing guards.
  • Cross at a street corner or at a crosswalk.
  • Before crossing, look left, right, and left again.
  • Pay attention to a crossing guard's whistle, stop sign, and hand signals.
  • While at a bus stop, keep a safe distance away from the traffic.
  • Do not walk to and from school alone;  walk with a family member, school friend, or designated person.
  • Safety it the ultimate priority!

September - National Preparedness Training Opportunities 

September is National Preparedness Month, a national campaign to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies.  Now is time to prepare yourself and those in your care for  emergencies and disasters - plan and prepare  to be without electricity, water services,  access to a supermarket, or local services.  Make a plan family plan, create emergency kits, stay informed and get involved.   Listed are several opportunities the City is providing to promote community preparedness:

Preparedness Workshop - Be Ready. Be Resilient.
September 9 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Canyon Country Community Center
18792 Flying Tiger Drive
Free no registration required

Cal Tech Earthquake Seminar -  Magnitudes, Threats & Warning Systems
Presented by Margaret Vinci, Cal Tech Administrator
September 18 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Old Town Newhall Library
24500 Main Street
Free no registration required

Pet Preparedness Workshop - Take Care of the Entire Family
September 22 - 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm
Valencia Library
23743 Valencia Boulevard
Free no registration required  

Los Angeles County Emergency Preparedness Workshop

September 25 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

 Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center

22900 Market Street

Santa Clarita, CA  91321

 More information:  (661) 259-9444


Last updated: 9/22/2014 7:05:06 PM