Foster City's Emergency Plan
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Foster City's Emergency Plan

Emergency Preparedness is no accident. Cities, like individuals, must plan in advance for emergencies that threaten widespread harm to residents and disruption of City services.

The City of Foster City has developed an emergency plan that is always at-the-ready in case a major emergency affects Foster City. This emergency plan defines the critical roles and responsibilities that must be performed to enable essential City services to continue and to allow City officials to ensure that critical functions will be carried out as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.

Foster City's emergency plan is an "all-threat" plan, so it is not specific to any one type of emergency but prepares Foster City for any event that threatens it. This could include anything from natural disasters to technological threats, and other hazards such as airline crashes, fires or hazardous materials spills.

During an emergency Fire, Police and other City departments will be receiving requests for service and setting priorities according to most critical needs. For that reason, residents should realize that they may be unable to receive the routine services that they would expect under normal conditions.

Because emergency assistance may be delayed during a crisis the City encourages all residents to be prepared to be self-reliant for up to 72 hours following a major emergency.

For more information on how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency event, residents are encouraged to pick up an emergency preparedness guide from the Fire Department or browse the other emergency preparedness pages here on the website.

For more information call (650) 286-3350 or e-mail

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200