Here are some ways you can prepare for large and small emergencies.

Sign up for SMC Alert

You can receive emergency alerts on any text-based device in Burlingame and other cities in San Mateo County by signing up at It’s free.

Prepare at Work

Remember to make an emergency plan and assemble an emergency kit for your workplace, too. Here are other tips for businesses from

Join the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN)

Attend BNN meetings to build a sense of community, become informed about emergency and disaster preparedness, and support one another during emergencies and disasters. BNN offers free quarterly programs, helps new groups get started and invites participation in the annual Citywide Emergency Drill.

Participate in the Annual Burlingame Disaster Survival Drill

At Burlingame’s annual exercise, you’ll learn what to do in the immediate aftermath of a major disaster, when emergency responders advise us we’ll be on our own for three days or longer. The 2022 drill will be held on Saturday, October 8 beginning at 9 am. Connect with our newsletter.