Office of Emergency Management


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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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Community Preparedness Back Pack


​The City of Temecula's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is proud to sponsor the City's first ever Community Preparedness Backpack Program. We have teamed up with Ready America, Inc. to get YOU prepared with your very own custom emergency kit designed specifically for you to respond in the event of an emergency. This kit includes your basic lifesaving essentials as well as important information from the Temecula Citizen Corps (TCC) on what to do in the event of a disaster. 

Each kit will sell for $45.99 and includes items such as: drinking water, a 4-in-1 gas and water shutoff tool, gloves, first aid kit, and a disaster radio with flashlight and cell phone charger. 

​Your kit can be ordered online HERE or purchased in person from City Hall. All you need to do is come down, see the front desk and tell them you are here to purchase a backpack. For online orders, once we reach our pre-order threshold, we will place our order from the vendor and will call you to schedule a time and a date to pick up.

Safety has never been more important! This kit will help get you, your family, and friends prepared to respond immediately to an emergent need. Take the first step now to get PREPARED and let's make Temecula a Disaster Ready and Disaster Resilient community.


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

​Office: 951-693-3971
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

Throughout the warmer weather and if conditions arise that pose a threat to our vulnerable populations (seniors, children, homeless, etc.) cooling centers will be activated and opened to provide services to the community. Cooling Centers are free, indoor air-conditioned locations where you can keep cool when there are extreme heat weather conditions. The Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to working with our partners to ensure that cooling centers are identified, published and current. 

The City of Temecula's Cooling Center is located at: Mary Phillips Senior Center (MPSC) at 41845 6th Street in Old Town 

Tips on Staying Healthy in the Heat

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day. 

Wear Protective Clothing: If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.

Avoid Hot Cars: Cars get very hot. Never leave children or pets in cars and call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.

Monitor your Health: Beware of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and call 911 if you see these symptoms: high body temperature, vomiting, and pale and clammy skin.

Check on Others: Check on those at risk, like those who are sick, older adults, pregnant women, and children, and those who live alone.

Mask Wearing: If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purposes.

Keep Pets Indoors:  Heat also affects your pets, keep them indoors or if they will be outside, make sure they have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep cool.

Never leave a pet alone in a vehicle, even with the windows cracked or open. Pets should also not be left in a garage, since garages can get very hot due to a lack of ventilation and insulation. 

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