FAQ Topic: Emergency Preparedness

How Do I Evacuate Safely?

The County of Sonoma has published a page about evacuating safely in the era of COVID-19. Read the page so that you and your family members can respond in the safest way in the event of an emergency. Staying Safe in Emergencies During COVID-19

How will I know if I need to evacuate?

If an alert or warning needs to be issued for a potential threat to the City of Petaluma, community members can receive these messages by subscribing to Nixle or SoCo Alerts. As part of our emergency management and preparedness, the City of Petaluma provides this alert and warning service free to our community. To subscribe … Continued

Where can I learn CPR?

The Petaluma Fire Dept. does not offer CPR classes. However, the Petaluma Health Care District offers training and classes for CPR, AED, and other lifesaving skills, through its HealthQuest program. Go to the PHCD website for upcoming classes, or call Tami Bender, Healthquest CPR Program Manager, by phone (707-766-9226) or email.

Where do I place smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?

Smoke alarms should be placed as follows: one in each bedroom one in the hallway or common area serving the bedrooms in multi-story homes a smoke alarm shall be placed on each level. one carbon monoxide alarm shall be located on each level of the home. Refer to the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the placement … Continued

Where do I get sandbags before a flood event?

 During some flood events sand and sandbags are made available from an unmanned station located at the end of Hopper Street.  Shovels are provided for you to bag your own sand.

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