In the event of a natural or man-made emergency, the city will attempt to contact you through a reverse 9-1-1 system.
The following information can help residents in preparing for any type of emergency:
• Keep a three-day disaster supply kit with essential non-perishable food, water (one gallon per person, per day), first-aid supplies, battery powered or hand crank radio, flashlight, manual can opener, plastic and duct tape, filter masks, tools, emergency supplies, clothing and bedding .
• Don’t forget to grab medication and important documents once a disaster or emergency strikes.
• This kit should be kept in a designated place and be ready to "grab and go" in case you have to leave your home quickly.
• Make sure all household members know where the kit is kept.
• Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supply kit in one or two easy-to carry containers such as an unused small trash can, camping backpack or duffel bag.
• Have additional supplies for shelter or home confinement for up to two weeks.
• You should also keep a disaster supply kit where you work.
• A kit of emergency supplies (including food, water, flares and jumper cables) should be kept in your car.
• Remember to change stored water and non-perishable food supplies every six months.
• Develop a family communications plan. If you aren’t together when a disaster or emergency happens, determine how you would get in touch or where you would meet.
• Create a plan to get away. Choose several locations where you and your family might go in the event of an evacuation.
National Security Emergencies For Kids Website
FEMA Disater Supply Tips
Red Cross Disaster Supply Tips
If you have an emergency call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call the Tempe Fire Department at 480-858-7200.