Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. The City of Chino provides the community with information about preparing for any emergency that may strike. The City is counting on everyone to do their part in preparing their homes, neighborhoods, and families. The responsibility of Emergency Management is within the Chino Police Department. However, each and every one of us has a responsibility in:

  • Preparing your family
  • Assisting your neighbors
  • Volunteering in your community

The Department hosts community workshops and also provides presentations for community groups upon request. In addition, numerous community partnerships have been developed to create working groups that meet to share resources and information relevant to preparedness. The partnerships include but are not limited to faith-based groups/churches, utility agencies, schools, government organizations, and service clubs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


  • Successfully complete CERT Basic Training
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Submit a volunteer application (https://chinopd.myvims5.com/prospect_app.php?id=2)
  • Successfully pass an oral interview and background investigation prior to the start of the program
  • Complete IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, and G-606 online courses prior to or within six months of becoming a volunteer

To submit a volunteer application for the CERT volunteer program, click here (https://chinopd.myvims5.com/prospect_app.php?id=2). 

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities with the Chino Police Department, visit the Join Chino PD page.

Community Partnerships

Chino Valley Flood Task Force

Chino Valley Flood Task Force is a network of agencies that play a critical role in preparing for and responding to winter weather and potential flooding disasters. Created in 2015, the group was originally established in anticipation of heavy rains that were expected during the El Niño season.

The Chino Valley Flood Task Force meets annually to discuss flood fighting strategies and preparedness efforts before the winter season. Agencies that are part of the Chino Valley Flood Task Force receive information on upcoming winter weather storms, significant changes in the water levels at Prado dam, and road closures and road re-openings within the Chino Valley.

Faith Based Collaborative

The City of Chino Faith Based Collaborative was founded in 2007 as a partnership between the City of Chino, the faith-based community, and nonprofit organizations that serve the Chino Valley. The purpose of the collaborative is to develop relationships and work collectively in the areas of community-based programs and services, as well as emergency preparedness.

Faith Based Collaborative meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month (February, May, August, and November) from 10 to 11:30 am.

To be added to the email distribution list, please email Denise School, Emergency Services Coordinator.

Managing Emergencies Together Network (MET-Net)

MET-Net is a network of agencies that play a critical role in managing both natural and manmade disasters. Created in 2009, the intent is to build relationships before a disaster occurs so that when something does happen, those partnerships are already established where support and communications are streamlined.

MET-Net meets twice a year, Spring and Fall, and is comprised of Emergency Management professionals and Public Information Officers.