Emergency Preparedness

The City is doing its part to plan and prepare for disasters of all kinds

Our Emergency Planning Strategy

The City of Lake Elsinore is responsible for developing emergency plans and actions in response to actual or potential disasters which may impact our City. The City designs and conducts exercises for different scenarios and coordinates emergency training to ensure that the City is able to respond to Natural, Human-Caused, and Technological emergencies.

The Emergency Preparedness Plan outlines response strategies and tactics for a wide range of emergencies including:

  • Earthquake
  • Wildfires
  • Flooding
  • Terrorism
  • Civil Unrest
  • Nuclear Plant
  • Severe Weather
  • Extreme Heat
  • Droughts
  • Utility Outages
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Hazardous Materials Releases

City Staff fulfills a wide variety of roles from the field response to emergency incidents within the City to operating the City Emergency Operation Center in supporting and recovering from major emergencies and disasters. All City Emergency Service activities are focused on the four primary phases of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

Being Prepared is Every Citizen's Responsibility

Your role in recovery following a disaster is as important as the job of first responders and rescuers. The Be Prepared page is your guide to making an emergency plan, packing an emergency kit, being informed, and getting involved. In addition, now is the time to earthquake and fireproof your home by securing heavy items (such as a hot water heater) and clearing a defensible space on your property.

Emergency Supply Kit Graphic

To get more information about Emergency Preparedness or have any questions, please call or email the City's Emergency Services Manager, Ralph Mesa at 951-674-3124.