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Emergency Preparedness

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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

In late 2023, the City of Clayton joined with the Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and 40 participating agencies throughout Contra Costa County in the update of the Countywide 2024 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. As part of the planning process for the Countywide 2024 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, the City and OES invites input from our residents and businesses. Comments on the Plan can be submitted until May 31, 2024. Following this public comment period, the Plan will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review.

Your feedback will help shape the 2024 Contra Costa County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan! Click here to review the Plan and to learn more about how to submit your comments.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires communities to develop, implement, and update hazard mitigation plans recognizing potential natural hazards and to identify and consider mitigation measures to reduce the risks associated with those hazards. The plan is a tool to aid in facility and infrastructure planning and improvements and is a requirement to qualify for federal hazard mitigation grants. The federal regulations require hazard mitigation plans to be updated every five years. The City Council adopted the most recent update to the City of Clayton Hazard Mitigation Plan on December 7, 2021.

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), established in 2007, provided Clayton with the opportunity to be prepared and to institute a formal structure in the event of an emergency.

There is a City of Clayton Citizen Corp Council which coordinates the activities of CERT for Clayton. The City of Clayton is a member of the Contra Costa Cities Citizen Corp/CERT Committee. This group works with the Office of Emergency Services in obtaining funds and training personnel in conducting the activities of the members of the group.


Zonehaven AWARE

The City of Clayton and its public safety partners are excited to announce their “Know Your Zone” campaign, a collaborative effort between Zonehaven, the City of Clayton and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which aims to prepare residents and businesses for emergencies or evacuations before an event occurs.

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