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Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response - Be Informed

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El Dorado County Emergency Alert Notification System - CODE RED  

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services' Alert Notification System - Code Red provides a number of ways in which the county may contact the community in the event of an emergency such as: evacuations due to wildfires or hazardous material spills, or urgent law enforcement operations. The system may be used to deliver alerts when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents.

To find out more about Code Red, or to register your home phone, cell phone, and/or email address go to:

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Nixle is a messaging system, like the Alert Notification System, used by government and public safety agencies.  The Placerville Police Department uses Nixle to distribute emergency information, as well as other community information.  You can register your cell phone number and/or email address to receive notifications for zip codes where you spend time, and if a public safety agency in that zip code uses Nixle, you will receive alerts.

To learn more or to register your cell phone and your email address, go to:

Find More Information

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched the READY campaign in 2003 to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.  This website contains good information on preparedness.

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The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  They provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings. 

Local County Resources

Sheriff's Office

Animal Services

Public Health

Environmental Management 

Mental Health

American Red Cross

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad. The site has information on biological agents, health advisories, etc.

CDC Public Response Hotlines:
English:1-888-246-2675, Spanish 1-888-246-2857, TTY 1-866-874-2646

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services UDHHS has information on various health related issues including biological, chemical and radiological weapons. 

United States Department of Homeland Security- The Department of Homeland Security has a mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.