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San Mateo: Emergency Services

In the case of an emergency while living or visiting in San Mateo, there are a number of good resources to turn to for San Mateo emergency services.  From hospitals, to the fire department and police department, there are many resources in place to protect the community. In addition, there are several emergency situations that local authorities ask people to be prepared for, and officials advise making your own emergency action plan to help protect yourself and your family. Some possible examples of emergencies include fires, earthquakes, flooding and severe weather.

A resource in the case of a health emergency is one of the San Mateo, California hospitals. You have several options for these, including San Mateo Medical Care. This facility offers San Mateo, CA ER care in addition to other services, such as obstetrics. For the quickest and safest treatment in an emergency, call 911. Below is a list of hospitals and ER services in San Mateo.

San Mateo Medical Care
222 West 39th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 573-2222
Website: www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org

Mills Health Center
100 S. San Mateo Dr., San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 696-5400
Website: www.mills-peninsula.org

Other resources that the city has put in place to help protect the community’s high quality of life is its fire and police departments. If you need to report a crime, fire or other danger, contact your local station.

San Mateo Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94403
Emergency Phone: 911
Non-emergency Phone: (650) 522-7700
Website: www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=273

San Mateo Fire Department
1900 O’Farrell St, San Mateo, CA 94403
Emergency Phone: 911
Non-emergency Phone: (650) 522-7900
Website: www.ci.sanmateo.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=74

Another way to ensure the safety of yourself and your family in the case of an emergency is disaster preparedness. One great resource in the San Mateo area is the city of San Mateo’s website: www.ci.sanmateo.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=1304. From this spot online, you can find different local resources, including San Mateo’s Community Emergency Response Team, SMC ALERT, SMCReady, Ready.gov and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

If there is an emergency while you are in San Mateo, keep you and your family by safe with some basic tips. Before an emergency ever occurs, prepare yourself by storing and preparing provisions to last for five days. Provisions should include lots of water, non-perishable foods and first-aid supplies. There should be enough provisions for everybody in your household for five days, and if you or anyone has special needs or illnesses, make sure to prepare the proper medication. Also, have on hand emergency service numbers, since you may not have Internet if a disaster occurs. If you are prepared when an emergency happens, you will have a much better chance at staying safe.

While the emergency or disaster is occurring, the first thing you should do is try to move yourself out of harm’s way by ducking under a strong structure, covering your head and holding onto something sturdy. Immediately after an emergency, you can use information that you learn at CERT training.