The City has an Emergency Management Team (EMT) that meets regularly and has representatives from each City department as part of the team. The EMT works to ensure that the City is prepared to respond to disasters that may occur within the City.

Who is in charge during an emergency?
The City Manager acts as the Emergency Services Director. The Director works closely with city staff during a disaster; while the day-to-day operation of disaster preparedness and readiness lies with the Emergency Preparedness Manager, a Roseville Fire Department Battalion Chief.

What is a disaster?
A disaster can take many forms. The City Office of Emergency Services responds to all kinds of disasters, including: 
  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Major power outages
  • Major fires
  • Radiological accidents/attacks
  • Chemical accidents/attacks
  • Biological accidents/attacks

What happens if/when there is a disaster in Roseville?
When a disaster occurs, the Emergency Services Director meets with city staff to prioritize and develop strategies to handle the disaster incident. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated. The EOC becomes the center of communication and coordination of resources. The Emergency Preparedness Manager coordinates all of the functions within the EOC.

The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with a disaster by planning ahead. Visit to prepare yourself. The checklists will help you get started. Discuss the ideas with your family and then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone can see it -- on the refrigerator or bulletin board.

For additional information on how to develop an emergency plan for your area, visit thePlacer County Office of Emergency Services, California Emergency Management Agency, Ready.Gov, or American Red Cross. If you have questions about the City of Roseville Emergency Preparedness, contact the Roseville Fire Department.

To report an emergency, call 9-1-1.