Ready for Emergencies?

Are you prepared for emergencies?  Do you know what Oakland and Alameda County provide for both dealing with emergencies and responding to emergencies?  Check out our reference page on Emergency Preparedness and see what your options are.

The City of Oakland 9-1-1 Registry Program allows people with disabilities & senior citizens to provide information about their health & medical needs to the City.  This information is used for the purpose of proving effective & fast emergency services.  Click here for the questionnaire designed to elicit information from individuals with disabilities & senior citizens who wish to participate in the 9-1-1 Registry Program.  The program is free & voluntary to eligible participants.

The purpose of the 9-1-1 Registry is to create a systematic mechanism to identify people who may require special assistance in the event of a disaster. The first component of this system is to create a voluntary, confidential and secure database of frail senior citizens and persons with disabilities, within the 9-1-1 Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD). This voluntary registry will provide immediate information to fire, medical and law enforcement; 9-1-1 emergency response personnel.  Goals of the Oakland 9-1-1 Disaster Registry for Seniors and Disabled Persons is to create and maintain a 24 hour accessible database of highly vulnerable populations in the City of Oakland, in order to better assist dispatchers and firefighters responding to 9-1-1 calls and provide vital, life safety information to emergency first responders. 

If you have questions about the City of Oakland 9-1-1 Registry Program or need assistance filling out the attached form, please contact the Fire Department Office of Emergency Services by phone at 238-3938.  You can also visit their website at

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OFD/s/EmergencyPreparedness/index.htm