DEM Press Releases

Updated Press Release September 27th
Updates to this release include use of Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) to share heat-related public health alerts; the following additional cooling center locations; and transportation options to access a cooling center: {NEW} WEA Public Alert Message. The City and County of San Francisco will issue a government alert throughout San Francisco Wednesday morning via the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, a system allowing government agencies to send public alerts to cell phones within the specific cell phone tower range.

 

Updated City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

Updates to this release include the following additional cooling center locations:

  • Holy Name of Jesus Christ Church, 1555 39th Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Rossi Pool, 600 Arguello Blvd.

City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 16 to Thursday September 28. Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period. Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which health illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets. Please check on neighbors, familiy members, and friends.

San Francisco Elevates Emergency Operations Center to Level 2
San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management is elevating San Francisco’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 2 to monitor and support mutual aid from regional fire service partners. Mutual aid resources are operating in San Francisco to allow San Francisco Fire Department members to attend the memorial services of Battalion Chief Terry Smerdel. EOC staff will support field operations, coordinate City resources, and provide public information as necessary. 

 

City and County of San Francisco Cooling Centers for Saturday September 2, 2017
San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Francisco until 9:00 pm Saturday September 1. Temperatures are expected to be as high as 90 degrees over the next several days. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially for older adults, children, people who are sick as well as pets.

 

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management Accepts New Applications for 9-1-1 Dispatchers 
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management invites all interested and qualified persons to submit an application for the opportunity to become a Public Safety Communications (9- 1-1) Dispatcher. Dispatchers are the vital link between the public and police officers, firefighters, and medics during emergency situations. Interested persons may apply beginning Monday January 9, 2017. 

 
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting moderate to heavy storms through the weekend. Rain is expected to be the heaviest late Saturday and early Sunday morning, with wind gusts of up to 50 mph in coastal areas and upper elevations. With heavy rain comes the potential for power outages, downed trees, flooded storm drains, flash floods, and mudslides.
 
PDF iconMedia Advisory: Tsunami Alert Error
There is currently no tsunami watch in San Francisco and no need for evacuation at this time. The AlertSF message was created in error during a system test. For further information on tsunamis visit NOAA’s National Weather Service website http://ptwc.weather.gov/
(6/03/2016)

 
Media Advisory: San Francisco Activates Emergency Operations Center for Super Bowl 50 Events
Super Bowl 50 events in San Francisco commence on January 30th, 2016 and continue through February 7th, 2016. The City and County of San Francisco will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate city services and regional, state, and federal partners. (1/30/16)
 
San Francisco officials conduct public safety briefing ahead of Super Bowl 50 events in the City. (1/27/16)
 
Due to the National Weather Service forecast of rain Thursday, January 21 thru Saturday, January 23, Human Services Agency (HSA) will increase shelter spaces for people living on the streets beginning this evening. (1/21/16)
 
The San Francisco Unified School District received a threat similiar to those received earlier this week in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami and several other cities. The school district is working with San Francisco public safety agencies to monitor any and all threats. (12/17/15)
 

Press Release: San Francisco Launches Digital Initiatives for Sharing and Collaboration Before, During, and After Emergencies

Press Release: San Francisco Hosts Emergency Exercises and Events to Prepare for Tsunamis

Statement: Mayor Edwin M. Lee's Statement of the Third Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Press Release: Divers Inspect Piers Following a Simulated Catastrophic Earthquake

Press Release: San Francisco Students ShakeOut on Loma Prieta Anniversary

Statement: Disaster Response Exercises Postponed Due to Federal Government Shutdown

Press Release: San Francisco First Responders and US Marines Preview Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Training (PDF)

Press Release: San Francisco Seeks Public Comment on Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (PDF)

Press Release: San Francisco Declares Local State of Emergency to Assist Ongoing “Rim Fire” Firefighting Efforts in Tuolumne County (PDF)
Attachment: Declaration of Local Emergency - August 22, 2013 (PDF)

Press Release: Young Heroes Team with 9-1-1 Dispatchers to Save a Family Member’s Life (04/10/2013) (PDF)

Press Release: 9-1-1 Dispatcher Helps Keep Police Officers Out of Harm’s Way (04/09/2013) (PDF)