In Novato, we offer a free 2-hour course to prepare you and yours in an emergency. Check out a Get Ready training today.
Go beyond the basics and get Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which is offered throughout Marin County. For more information, go to Ready Marin.
- Receive emergency alerts by phone, text and e-mail for your neighborhood, even when you are not home. Register your phones and e-mail addresses at
- www.alertmarin.org to receive local emergency alerts sent by call, text, or e-mail from the County of Marin Office of Emergency Services, and
- www.nixle.com to receive emergency messages and related information from both the Novato Police Department and Novato Fire District.
2. Check out our monthly emergency preparedness tips or sign-up to get these updates via our e-notify system.
Resources & Guides
- Ready.gov--a Federal Emergency Management Agency-sponsored website--brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
- Emergency Services Links compiled by the County of Marin
- Find Preparedness information at:Ready.gov
PG&E Power Outage Map & Information
Earthquake information--ABAG Resilience Program
Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA)--MERA is a collection of public agencies formed in partnership to provide and operate a public safety radio system. As such, MERA provides a crucial communications delivery system that is interoperable between public agencies in order to efficiently and effectively facilitate critical (emergency) communications.
Novato Fire District--in partnership with the City of Novato, provides emergency management service to the Novato community.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The City of Novato EOC is jointly-operated by the City of Novato and Novato Fire District and provides centralized emergency response and management to the Novato community in a major emergency or disaster. The level of EOC staffing depends upon the situation. The EOC is located at the Novato Fire District Administrative Office at 95 Rowland Way.