Office of Emergency Management

Natural disasters and emergencies do not plan ahead, but you can! You can help make Temecula a Disaster Ready - Disaster Resilient City. Explore the links below to aid you in your efforts to become more prepared. 

The City of Temecula and the Office of Emergency Management offer a variety of programs and information to help our community and residents be prepared. Explore the links below to learn more! 

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About OEM

The City of Temecula Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of the City of Temecula with the appropriate City agencies and external partners. This typically occurs in our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and efforts are guided by the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), which is reviewed annually and updated every three years. Through outreach, our office encourages residents to become more disaster ready and disaster resilient to ensure they are prepared for emergencies. We also manage the City's Alert and Warning Program, Temecula ALERT, to ensure residents of this community are informed during an emergency. 

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​Office of Emergency Management
​41000 Main Street
​Temecula, CA 92590

​Office: 951-693-3971


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

The Temecula Citizen Corps (TCC) / Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designed to increase individual and community preparedness through training and awareness.  The City of Temecula Fire Department is honored to bring this program together for our community. Let's get involved! 

Flooding & Sandbags

The City of Temecula will provide up to 10 free sandbags to residents before or during any storm. Bags can be picked up from any of Temecula's Fire Stations.  Then, head over to the city-owned sand lot at the corner of Ynez Road and Santiago to fill them up. Do not forget to bring a shovel! 

Emergency Management is a complex and evolving field that makes sense out of chaos during emergencies. This video explains the basics of Emergency Management.

Cooling Centers provide respite from Hot temperatures in Temecula and Riverside County

TCC Cool Center Kickoff. Thursday, June 1, 2023 we officially kick off the beginning of the 2023 Cool Center Season at the Temecula Community Center (TCC), 28816 Pujol Street. TCC is serving as a temporary Cool Center for the Mary Phillips Senior Center. Cool Centers serve as drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disables, and others in need of temporary relief from extreme heat. Cool Centers are open to the public June 1st, 2023 through October 15th, 2023 (extended if unexpected heat wave is predicted to impact our community). We can activate the TCC when temperatures reach 97 degrees and/or when needed by the community. 

To kick off the season we received snacks, waters, and resources for Cool Center participants thanks to our partnership with the Riverside County Community Action Partnership. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when temperatures reach 97 degrees. 

Watch or listen for a Heat Warning on your television, radio, social media, and local newspaper.  

2023 Cool Center Directory (English)

2023 Cool Center Directory (Spanish)