The City of Palo Alto, Stanford University Department of Public Safety, and the Midpeninsula Fire Safe Council will be hosting our annual public education session for residents, businesses, and others who live and work in the foothills (including neighboring jurisdictions). This event is free and open to anyone who is interested. The session will cover all aspects of public safety, including crime, wildland fire, and emergency preparedness.
San Andreas: Movie Fiction vs. California Reality If you have seen the movie San Andreas or even just the trailers, you should understand how Hollywood hyped the San Andreas fault. Hollywood fantasy is not California reality. Still, the San Andreas and other major faults in California can rupture in large, damaging earthquakes at any time. Fortunately there is much we can do now to be prepared in order to minimize damage and expedite recovery.
2014 Community Partnership Awards On January 15th, the Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services hosted the 2014 Community Partnership Awards in the Palo Alto Council Chambers. These awards celebrate the great service of volunteers and organizations helping to prepare Palo Alto for major disasters.