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General Prep Info

You can find information here to help make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies.

The City of Hayward has partnered with Alameda County to use their mass notification alert system: AC Alert.

Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
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NERT is a free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations with in Hayward. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention.

We are prepared for the next big quake; are you? Learn how to prepare for an earthquake and get great safety tips provided by the American Red Cross, USGS, and the City of Hayward here.
Fire Preparedness

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually. Learn what you can do to protect your home and family here!
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A Power Outage Alert will be issued during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. These shutoffs are determined by your local energy company and will be communicated by the Hayward Fire Department and the City of Hayward.
A flooded road in Hayward

Weather awareness is key for winter preparedness. Winter can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds along with a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Follow the tips below to stay prepared this winter.
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During a disaster or other emergency, we will activate our Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) to provide a way for community members to help out and to manage volunteer efforts.

Featured Fire Department Events

There are no featured events scheduled at this time, but be sure to check our full calendar for activities and events of interest.

Signing up for AC Alert is easy!