The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Program of the City of Arcadia is to prepare for and respond effectively to major emergencies. The program establishes and maintains an Emergency Management System which coordinates preparedness, response, and recovery phases for natural disasters, technological disasters and national security emergencies.
The Emergency Management Program includes all elements necessary to respond quickly and effectively to major emergencies. These elements include: an Emergency Management Plan, an Emergency Operations Center, an Emergency Management Team, Public Safety Officers, an Employee Safety Officer Program, a Public Education Program and trained volunteers.
ACTION (Arcadians Caring Together Improves Our Neighborhoods) is the emergency preparedness, crime prevention, and fire prevention program for the City of Arcadia. Recognizing the importance of preparing for any kind of emergency, the City of Arcadia has prepared a useful resource handbook that gives information of how to prepare before the emergency, how to survive during and what to do after.
General Emergency Preparedness
Survival Kit Checklist
First Aid Kit Checklist
Food and Water for Survival
How to Care for Those with Special Needs
Fire Safety and Prevention
Emergency Resource Guide
Remember, the key to survival is preparation.
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Request a hard copy of the ACTION handbook
To request that a hard copy of the ACTION handbook be sent to you, please call the Fire Department at (626) 574-5100. Remember to include your name and address. Hard copy versions of the ACTION handbook are only available in English at the present time.
Request an ACTION presentation
If your civic, service, church, or neighborhood group would like a free ACTION presentation given by our Fire Department and Police Department staff, we would be happy to help. Typically, there is a verbal or computer presentation followed by questions and answers. The discussion can be customized based on your particular needs (e.g. seniors, children, and so on). A free ACTION handbook will be given away to all in attendance, and sometimes small emergency preparedness-related "gifts" will be available as well. Request and schedule an ACTION presentation online by clicking here, or call (626) 574-5100.
Emergency Pet Decals
In case of an emergency...
City of Arcadia Emergency Pet Decals notify rescue personnel that there are animals inside that also need to be saved.
Fill out the decal with your pets' information and affix the static cling sticker to the window nearest an entry into your house.
To pick up your free Emergency Pet Decal, go to an Arcadia Fire Station, Arcadia City Hall, or call (626) 574-5100.
Other useful disaster preparedness information includes:
Links to state and federal agencies that provide useful information related to emergency preparedness: