Office of Emergency Management


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About OEM

The City of Temecula Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of the City of Temecula with the appropriate City agencies and external partners. This typically occurs in our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and efforts are guided by the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), which is reviewed annually and updated every three years. Through outreach, our office encourages residents to become more disaster ready and disaster resilient to ensure they are prepared for emergencies. We also manage the City's Alert and Warning Program, Temecula ALERT, to ensure residents of this community are informed during an emergency. 

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Community Preparedness Back Pack


​The City of Temecula's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is proud to sponsor the City's first ever Community Preparedness Backpack Program. We have teamed up with Ready America, Inc. to get YOU prepared with your very own custom emergency kit designed specifically for you to respond in the event of an emergency. This kit includes your basic lifesaving essentials as well as important information from the Temecula Citizen Corps (TCC) on what to do in the event of a disaster. 

Each kit will sell for $45.99 and includes items such as: drinking water, a 4-in-1 gas and water shutoff tool, gloves, first aid kit, and a disaster radio with flashlight and cell phone charger. 

​Your kit can be ordered online HERE or purchased in person from City Hall. All you need to do is come down, see the front desk and tell them you are here to purchase a backpack. For online orders, once we reach our pre-order threshold, we will place our order from the vendor and will call you to schedule a time and a date to pick up.

Safety has never been more important! This kit will help get you, your family, and friends prepared to respond immediately to an emergent need. Take the first step now to get PREPARED and let's make Temecula a Disaster Ready and Disaster Resilient community.


​Office of Emergency Management
​41000 Main Street
​Temecula, CA 92590

​Office: 951-693-3971
Emergency Management is a complex and evolving field that makes sense out of chaos during emergencies. This video explains the basics of Emergency Management.

Warm centers provide respite from cold temperatures in Temecula and Riverside County

 Even though we're in Southern California, Temecula residents may see dangerous winter weather while traveling and commuting, especially through the nearby Idyllwild and San Gabriel Mountain Ranges. Extreme cold, dense fog, and even ice & snowstorms are possible during the winter months. Dangers from these weather conditions include unsafe roads, cold-related illness, fires, and power outages. When there's a winter weather risk in Southern California, the National Weather Service issues alerts.

  • Freeze Warning: Air temperature is expected to be 32 degrees F or lower for a significant amount of time
  • Hard Freeze Warning: Air temperature is expected to be 25 degrees F or lower for long enough to freeze water pipes
  • Dense Fog Advisory: Widespread or localized fog reduces visibility to 1/4 mile or less
  • Winter Storm Warning: A mix of wintry precipitation (freezing rain or snow) is happening or is about to happen
  • Ice Storm Warning: Heavy freezing rain is happening or is about to happen

 With the arrival of cooler temperatures, Temecula will experience severe cold and even freezing temperatures. Residents and visitors now have a place to escape the cold at warming centers across the city as well as dozens across the county. These “warming centers” can be found in locations such as local libraries, some county offices, senior and community centers, and will be open to the public at no cost.

The City of Temecula's Warming Center is located at: Mary Phillips Senior Center (MPSC) at 41845 6th Street in Old Town 

The centers, scheduled to open in December, will remain active through March as temperatures warrant. The City of Temecula warm centers are coordinated by the Community Services Department. Light refreshments and water will be available at most locations. For a list of warm center locations, hours of operations and tips for staying warm, visit