The City of Sonoma responds to natural and man-made emergencies that occur within City limits, and works cooperatively with neighboring agencies to address emergency issues throughout Sonoma Valley. The City's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) sets a framework that guides the actions that City officials and employees will take in emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma.
A key component of preparedness in any community is the extent to which its residents and businesses have themselves planned for what to do in the case of an emergency. The S.C.O.P.E (Sonoma Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) program provides guidelines and training for neighbors to work together to prepare for disasters, visit SVFRA's website for upcoming S.C.O.P.E training dates.
Emergency Warnings and Updates:
- SoCo Emergency: If there is an active emergency in Sonoma County, detailed information will be posted to the Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information website by the County of Sonoma.
- City of Sonoma Emergency Updates: The City of Sonoma will post information regarding warnings and emergency updates to the Emergency Updates page.
Social media can play an important role in sharing information before, during, and after emergencies, and if you are active on social media it's a good idea to follow facebook pages for the City of Sonoma, Sonoma Police Department, Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue, County of Sonoma, and Sonoma Sheriff. The City of Sonoma may also share information through Nextdoor. Due to potential delays in posting information, please do not rely on social media as your primary notification of a local emergency.