Emergency Preparedness

The City of Murrieta’s Emergency Preparedness Program is under the direction of the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division which is managed by Fire Marshal Chris Jensen.

The City of Murrieta is a non-contract city within Riverside County and provides its own police and fire personnel, including police and fire dispatch center since 1992. It is approximately 34 square miles in area and is 50 miles south of the County seat, the City of Riverside. The City is one of the fastest growing cities in Riverside County and one of the safest cities in the nation based on the FBI Uniform Crime Report, October 2018.

Currently, the City employs a part-time employee responsible for the City’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) to support necessary improvements, provide emergency management training, conduct regular drills/exercises, schedule and provide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Preparedness team is charged with implementing the four phases of Emergency Management:

  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Recovery
  • Response

CRR is responsible for minimizing the impact of natural and man-made disasters by establishing readiness through city-wide prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts. In addition, conducting CERT for the community provides every participant with the opportunity to become better prepared and to respond to disasters. More information can be found by viewing our CERT page.