September is Emergency Preparedness month! Listos California would like to let you know that there’s no better time than now to make sure you are prepared and ready to play a part in helping your community stay safe.

Emergency Alert System: Big Picture and Local Sign Ups

During a disaster, you and members of your community want to know how to stay safe. When minutes matter, you need the latest, most reliable news. You need direct emergency alerts from local safety officials.

Listos California is soft launching to help connect people to their local alerts systems based on a provided zip code or location. The resource also explains the meanings of common alerts, as well as identifying social media accounts associated with local government and first responders. Entering your Yolo County zip code will send you to the Sign up page for the Sacramento Region Emergency Alert System (for Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties). Sign up for alerts today!

Listos California Resource Hub

Listos California resources help you learn about why and how to get prepared for any disaster. You will find flyers focused on extreme heat, wildfire smoke, and power outages, among others. Below is a small selection of what’s available.


Disaster Preparedness Guide (24 pages)

Disaster Ready Materials (in 19 languages)

Visit the Listos California Resource Hub for the latest versions of all of their resources, resources in other languages, and more.

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In collaboration with community-based organizations, Listos California provides information about disaster preparedness to immigrant and farmworker communities in their native languages, including video and audio formats for speakers of Indigenous oral languages of Mexico and Central America.


Register for a 20-hour FEMA certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Find the CERT program closest to you:



Listos California hopes to help people better understand and care for their mental health needs by empowering them with resources to teach what can be done to strengthen ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.


Listos California is using partnerships with artists to reach communities with images that resonate with them. Images have the power to engage people and motivate behavioral change. Our artist collaborations are helping to interpret a new era of disaster preparedness and the steps that communities need to take to get ready.


Check out the Cool Davis article about the recent Mini Emergency Preparedness Fair held at Rancho Yolo Senior Community.Click the image below:

Emergency Preparedness Fair: Protecting Our Community’s Seniors