Emergency Management

Emergency Management

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The City of Santa Clarita’s mission in an emergency situation is to save lives.

By protecting property and the environment in situations associated with natural disasters, manmade disasters, and national security emergencies, the City follows these emergency management objectives:

  • Manage and coordinate overall emergency response and recovery operations. 
  • Coordinate with appropriate federal, state and other local government agencies, as well as applicable segments of private sector entities and volunteer agencies. 
  • Establish priorities and resolve any conflicting demands for support. 
  • Prepare and disseminate emergency public information to inform, alert and warn the public.  
  • Disseminate damage information and other essential data. 
  • Plan for the continuation of government.
Be Ready.  Be Resilient.

First Aid Kit Photo

Anatomy of the First Aid Kit

  • Keep a first aid kit in your home and in your vehicle.
  • Whether you buy a first aid kit, or you put one together, make sure it includes the items you need such as medications and emergency phone numbers.
  • Check your first aid kit regularly.
  • Check expiration dates and replenish used items.

The American Red Cross recommends the following for a first aid kit for a family of four:

  • 2 Absorbent compress dressing (5” x 9”)
  • 25 Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 Adhesive cloth roll (10 yards x 1”)
  • 5 Antibiotic ointment packets
  • 2 Packs of aspirin
  • 1 Mylar blanket
  • 1 Breathing barrier (one-way valve)
  • 1 Instant cold compress
  • 2 Pairs of non-latex exam gloves (size large)
  • 2 Hydrocortisone ointment packets
  • Scissors
  • 1 Roller bandage (3“ wide)
  • 1 Roller bandage (4“ wide)
  • 5 Sterile gauze pads (3” x3”)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4” x 4”)
  • Oral Thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 Triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • First aid instruction booklet