Ready Ontario

September is Ontario Preparedness Month and we have many fun events to help get you prepared for any kind of disaster! Don't forget to bring your neighbors and entire family so we can all be better prepared together!

All events are free and will be held at the Ovitt Family Community Library at 215 E. C St., Ontario, CA 91764.

Register today at

Earthquake Escape Room
Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:30 PM – 7 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive the Big One? Join a team to have fun while solving the puzzles of this earthquake themed escape room. Along the way you will learn the right actions to take so you can increase your chances of survival when an earthquake hits! Teams run every 30 minutes.

Disaster Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Are you ready for disaster? Explore Downtown Ontario and learn more about Ontario history while earning free items to fill your disaster preparedness kit! Complete the scavenger hunt and you will be entered to win a preparedness prize. Scavenger Hunt checklist can be picked up anytime after 6 PM and must turned in before 7:30 PM.

Extreme Event Tabletop
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A disaster is about to hit your community. Do you have what it takes to save the day? This in-person role-playing game gives participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation.

Seats are limited so don't miss out! Register today at


What is ReadyOntario?

ReadyOntario is your one-stop shop for emergency preparedness. You will learn about what to do in an emergency, easy ways to get connected, and helpful guides to get you prepared. We encourage you to share ReadyOntario with others and help your friends and family get prepared.


Connecting now conquers catastrophe later.

Real disasters don't look like movies. They look more like people coming together than falling apart. Ready Ontario is about moving Ontario residents to connect before the emergency - so we can be ready for when something does occur.

Be a Partner in Preparedness.


Through the Partners in Preparedness program, the Ontario Office of Emergency Management supports all organizations in preparing their employees, volunteers, services, and facilities for emergencies. By joining Partners in Preparedness, your organization shows its commitment to the safety and well-being of its staff, volunteers, customers, and community.


Join as a Partner in Preparedness

Request a Preparedness Presentation

Partner Meeting


Hazard and Mitigation Plan

The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires a community to have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for and receive FEMA hazard mitigation funds. Receipt of FEMA funding is critical to implementing identified hazard mitigation projects and programs.

The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and to take actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses when an emergency or disaster occurs. Mitigation plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

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