FIRE & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Hayward Hills and Five Canyons CERT Training

CERT Training – (Community Emergency Response Team)
Participants in CERT Training learn skills that will enable them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors as well as organize a neighborhood response team in the event of a major disaster.  There is no charge for the course or materials.  The only cost incurred is the review and upgrade of your homes disaster supply kit in preparation for a disaster (food, water, tools & supplies).

CERT Training Courses consisting of 5 Classes are  available  to residents living within the Fairview Fire Protection District boundaries  (Fairview & Five Canyons).  They are scheduled and taught by Hayward Fire Department staff.  More info available at the following link: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) | City of Hayward – Official website

 

City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District moving to new mass notification system AC Alert

HAYWARD, Calif., June 27, 2019—The City of Hayward and Fairview Fire Protection District are introducing a new mass notification alert system in partnership with Alameda County called AC Alert.

The new AC Alert service provides a way to quickly alert members of the public in the event of a local emergency and steps people may need to take to keep themselves and family members safe.

AC Alert is replacing the CodeRED alert system in Hayward and the Fairview Fire Protection District effective July 1, 2019. The new service is free and requires subscribers to opt-in, which can be done on-line, by emailing eso@hayward-ca.gov or by calling the Hayward Fire Department Emergency Service Office at (510) 583-4948.

Subscriber data from the outgoing CodeRED alert system cannot be transferred to the AC Alert service.

AC Alert users can subscribe for notifications based on multiple locations—for any residence, workplace, school or other location in Alameda County. If a safety hazard or concern arises in the area, a notification will be sent to the device entered by the subscriber.

Once an AC Alert message is received, a subscriber can confirm receipt and the system will stop sending the initial notification. If a subscriber does not confirm receipt of an alert, the system will continue to attempt to reach the subscriber using all contact data provided.

For more information, visit the AC Alert webpage.

Courtesy Notice – Weed Abatement Reminder

The Fairview Fire Protection District (FFPD) has mailed out a friendly reminder this April 2019 to all Fairview Fire District property owners and residents so that arrangements can be made to have any necessary fire prevention work completed.

California wildfire season typically begins in the month of April and ends in the month of November. As a part of the Hayward Fire Department’s effort with the Fairview Fire District to prevent wildfires in the Hayward and Fairview hills areas, they will conduct “high fire hazard surveys” starting after May 20, 2016. Fire engine companies will look for high weeds, overgrown brush and dry vegetation conditions, which are conductive to wildfire spread.

Weed Abatement Reminder Letter (PDF)

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Earthquake Preparedness Resources

PG&E Emergency Information

Learn how how to turn your electrical and gas service on and off in case of emergency.  Additional preparedness tools provided via this link:

Fairview Fire Protection District | Hayward Hills – Five Canyons