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Emergency Preparedness

The Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Office of Emergency Services provides training, support and services to ensure the City is prepared to respond to and recover from the effects of major emergencies.

Stay Informed

Sign up for:

  • Community notifications from DPS through Nixle
  • Emergency notifications from DPS and Santa Clara County through AlertSCC

Emergency Planning

Developing your own emergency plan and supply kit that will last at least 72 hours until outside help arrives could save your life during a disaster.


What to do Before, During and After Natural Disasters

Emergency Response Volunteers

The City sponsors and coordinates programs and classes in conjunction with well-trained volunteers to provide supplemental effective disaster response support to the community.

Learn more about the Sunnyvale Emergency Response Volunteers

Sunnyvale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The City’s CERT program is a seven-week training that will provide you with disaster-preparedness and -response tools and knowledge. The program is open to Sunnyvale residents.

Register for CERT Training

Sunnyvale Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP)

The SNAP program aims to strengthen disaster readiness among neighbors by organizing Map Your Neighborhood gatherings and coordinating neighborhoods for disaster response.

Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP)

This two-and-a-half hour PEP class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family and home for a variety of emergencies including chemical spills, storms, power outages, fires, floods and earthquakes.

Sunnyvale Amateur Radio Emergency Services (SARES)

SARES gives amateur radio operators the opportunity to provide backup emergency communication to first responders over two-way radios during disasters.

Register with SARES Coordinator Jerry Thalls by email or call 408-739-5080.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017