Pinole's Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness


Pinole Ready
PINOLE READY is a collaborative emergency management program that encompasses the City of Pinole services and the community. Its purpose is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies. PINOLE READY is a never-ending cycle covering preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of emergencies.

We recommend you plan and be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72-hours. Click below for tips you can download to help you get prepared.

Pinole Ready

Additional Emergency Preparedness Resources for Pinole Citizens

In addition to our “Pinole Ready” emergency preparedness tips listed on the Fire Department website, the City would also like to encourage citizens to visit the U.S. Federal Government emergency preparedness “Ready” website at
“Ready” is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. On the website, you will find a plethora of resources to help prepare for emergencies ranging from wildfires to earthquakes, extreme heat to extreme cold, and just about any other natural or man-made emergency you can think of. There’s even a special section for kids, aptly called “Ready Kids”, where children and teens can learn how to be active participants in helping their families prepare for emergencies. Ready Kids has tools and information on how to help before, during and after disasters.


In an effort to keep informed on current emergencies which may impact residents, the City encourages residents sign up to receive notifications of critical safety information regarding wildfires and other emergency situations.
The Contra Costa County Community Warning System (CWS) is an all-hazards integrated system designed to warn and inform our residents about an emergency or disaster and the protective action residents need to take to stay safe. 
  • You can register your cable-provided home phone and/or cell phone by going to and registering your device through the Community Warning System Alert Self-Registration Portal.
  • Residents can also register for emergency alerts through Nixle at

Please read this notice from PG&E:

Community Wildfire Safety Program
Public Safety Power Shutoff
20190620 PGE Public Safety Power Shutoff.pdf

For all Pinole (and neighboring) Residents:
To be alerted for emergencies and other important incidents in and around the city, we are strongly recommending to sign up for the
Community Warning System of Contra Costa County.
Please visit this link to register your phone or an email:
The official website is:
For even more alerts, you may download the app for PulsePoint:
On Pulse Point, you may select any of the fire departments that fits your needs.
Once downloaded, select "Always" for location on your phone's Settings page in the PulsePoint app. 
In order to not receive sound notifications, you may turn off the notifications in your settings.
However, it is advisable to always leave the "Allow Critical Alerts" button on.

Preparing for a Power Outage
CCCOES Power Outage Preparedness 2019.pdf