Emergency Preparedness

The City of Murrieta’s Emergency Preparedness Program is under the direction of the Life & Fire Safety Division and is managed by the Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Rachel Hollinger.

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.

The City’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) supports response and hazard planning, necessary improvements, provides emergency management training, conducts regular drills/exercises, and schedules and provides Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.


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.