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Emergency Preparedness

The “Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation” brochure was prepared by KPD in conjunction with the El Cerrito Fire and Police Departments

Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation

Note that the Kensington Fire District website has also has several brochures on emergency preparation such as “Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guide” and “Kensington Evacuation Brochure”, and “Evacuation Tips”. Visit

Emergency Warning Notifications

Contra Costa County Community Warning System

If you have a phone and wish to get a call to alert you to an imminent threat, call (925) 313-9622, or register your number here.


The KPPCSD uses Nixle to inform residents of emergencies in our local area such as public safety threats and dangerous weather, as well as traffic advisories and community events. You are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive email and/or text message alerts. Sign up at or by texting your zip code to 888777.

Emergency Preparations

Disaster often strikes without a warning. Below you will find several documents that may assist you in preparing your emergency supplies. Please note that these lists and links have been provided from outside sources for your information and are not necessarily endorsed by KPPCSD.

Emergency Water Storage and BleachRecord KeeperSuggested Emergency SuppliesSuggested Supplies For Neighborhood ShedSummary of Grossman's Earthquake Preparedness TrainingEvacuation Checklist

FEMA is presented by FEMA. It’s designed to help people in preparing for natural disasters, including wildfires.

Contra Costa Health Services

Good information on emergency preparedness is available on Contra Costa Health Service’s website.