Be Informed

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A vital step in preparing for emergencies is learning about the hazards that may affect the areas you frequent. Hazards may be classified into two categories: natural and man-made. The table below lists types of natural and man-made hazards:

Natural Hazards

Man-Made Hazards


·Dam Failure

·Extreme Heat

·Civil Disturbances

·Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

·Major Vehicle Accidents


·Major Aircraft Crashes


·Train Derailments

·Thunderstorms and Lightning

·Technical and Accidental Hazards

·Landslides and Debris Flows

Hazardous Materials Incidents


Household Chemical Emergencies


Nuclear Power Plants


·Terrorist Hazards


Biological and Chemical Threats




Nuclear Blasts


Radiological Dispersion Devices


Depending on where you live or work, you may be susceptible to different types of hazards. To find out which natural hazards you might face, visit the California Emergency Management Agency’s "My Hazards" website here.

The types of hazards that Montclair might be affected by are identified in the City’s Emergency Operations Plan and Hazard Mitigation Plan. To request this information, please contact the Montclair Fire Department at (909) 447-3540.

Once you have identified the hazards that may affect the areas you frequent, use the links below to learn more about these hazards and the appropriate ways to prepare for and respond to them.

FEMA’s Ready Campaign – Be Informed

California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) – Threats and Hazards


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health – Preparedness and Response