Ready for the next quake/wildfire/storm? Take a community survey on disaster preparedness


A Piedmont Fire Department crew helps with the October 2020 Glass Fire that burned in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

From a City of Piedmont press release on Feb. 9:

Let the City of Piedmont know how it can help you be better prepared for emergencies by completing a brief online survey.

Your responses will help City officials better understand baseline levels of preparedness among our community, where gaps exist, and how we can best support more residents taking important steps to be ready for a disaster.

The survey asks:

  • What type of disasters you’re concerned about
  • What steps you have taken to prepare
  • What barriers keep you from becoming better prepared
  • What type of preparedness-related resources or services from the City would be most helpful to you

Your responses will inform future education, outreach, and programming as we strive to build a more prepared and resilient Piedmont.

The survey will remain open through Sunday, March 17 and is available at Once you have completed the survey, please share widely with your networks.

Survey launches new citywide online engagement portal

This survey marks the launch of Speak Up, Piedmont! – a new tool intended to help build deeper connections between community members and City Hall. Speak Up, Piedmont! will serve as the City’s hub for online engagement, collecting feedback opportunities from all departments in a single location.

After Speak Up, Piedmont! surveys close, results will be publicly visible within the platform in most cases, increasing transparency into public input and decision-making processes. Community members can respond to questions with or without creating an account on the site. Registered users will be able to return to a topic and edit their response anytime until the survey close date, and also have the option of showing their name with their response.

For more information about how to prepare your household for emergencies, visit With questions about the preparedness survey, contact Fire Chief Dave Brannigan at

With questions about Speak Up, Piedmont!, contact Communications Program Manager Echa Schneider at

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