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Preparing for the Unexpected

The mission of Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security is to better prepare area first responders and citizens for a catastrophic event.  The SROHS utilizes grant funding provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security to host training courses and exercises for the region’s first responders and community.

There are things you can do to prepare emergencies and reduce the stress that you may be experiencing. Taking preparatory action can reassure you and your family that you can exert a measure of control even in the face of such events.

What To Do in an Emergency

  • Remain calm. Think before you act.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Have a Family Preparedness Plan.
  • Stay informed.
  • Shelter-in-place under most circumstances (stay indoors) is recommended.
  • Tune into local radio (KFBK 1530AM) or TV stations for instructions and information.
  • If an evacuation is ordered, follow the instructions of local officials regarding evacuation routes and the location of shelters.
  • Do not leave your sheltered location or return to the evacuated area until it is deemed safe to do so by local officials.

Downloadable Guides

Are You Prepared? Downloadable Pamphlet in 7 Languages

To learn how to better protect yourself, your family, and your property in a disaster, download a copy of Are You Prepared? 

helpful websites

Important Telephone Numbers

Sacramento Police Department (Language translators available)

  • Emergency -  911
  • Emergency 7-digit number -  (916) 732-0100
  • Non-emergency - (916) 808-5471

 Sacramento Fire Department

  • Emergency - 911
  • Non-emergency -  311
  • Sacramento City Operator - 311
  • Department of Health and Human Services -  (916) 874-3100
  • FBI (Sacramento Office) - (916) 481-9110
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency - (800) 621-3362
  • Centers for Disease Control - (800) 232-4636
  • California Office of Emergency Services  - (916) 845-8510