Emergency Preparedness

The hotel community is a partner with the City to ensure economic recovery post-disaster and we are committed to helping our members stay updated with emergency preparedness, response, and recovery resources.

Here are 3 things you can do to prepare for an emergency:

1. Develop an Emergency Plan

     Review local, state, and nationwide emergency plans: 

2. Learn the basics in emergency preparedness

  • American Red Cross offers a wide variety of classes that meet the needs of the general public, workplaces, and organizations. Select from a range of courses, including First Aid, CPR and AED training and others. Find a class >>
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free independent courses for those with emergency management responsibilities. FEMA also offers plan guidelines and worksheets for business preparedness and response. Find out more >>
  • Local fire departments organize community response teams and host free trainings for residents to learn the basics of emergency preparedess. Find trainings in your area >>

3. Sign up for City Notification Services

  • AlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco's residents and visitors. Register to receive notifications >>
  • Follow the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management on Twitter @SF_Emergency for official emergency public information. Information provided includes 1) what to do (e.g., avoid the area); and 2) what geographic area is impacted; and 3) whether the incident is related law enforcement, fire, transit, or traffic.