In the Immediate Aftermath of an Emergency

Emergency Contacts

  • To report a police or fire emergency, dial 911, preferably on a hard line so the dispatch center can see your address, but all cell phone carriers in Burlingame are now 911 compatible.
  • You can also dial directly into Burlingame’s emergency center at (650) 692-0310 or into the County’s emergency center at (650) 363-4911 for countywide emergencies.
  • For nonemergency questions during business hours:
  • Police: (650) 777-4100
  • Fire: (650) 558-7600

Major Disaster

  • Before a disaster, sign up for free SMC Alert emergency notifications at
  • Tune in to radio stations KCBS (740 AM) or KQED (88.5 FM) or any local TV news station.
  • The City of Burlingame will post emergency instructions on its website at
  • The City also will send alerts via and Twitter @BurlingameCity.
  • Burlingame CERTs who have signed up for SMC Alert will be deployed by the CERT Volunteer Program Coordinator using this text-based notification system.
  • Burlingame neighborhood groups will be able to request help and receive official notifications by contacting their closest Community Command Post (CCP) by radio or by sending a runner. CCPs will be located at Burlingame’s six elementary schools.