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
Are you prepared to survive in case of an emergency? Make preparing for at least 72 hours of survival in case of a disaster your priority! "Team Survival" a group of Leadership 2006 participants (sponsored by the Novato Chamber of Commerce) developed an easy to follow checklist to take the guess work out of putting together supplies and tools needed to take care of yourself and your loved ones. View the Disaster Preparedness Checklist.
- 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.