Department of Emergency Management

DEM manages San Francisco's every day and not-so-everyday emergencies. DEM also helps everyone in San Francisco know how to prepare for emergencies, and what to do to be safe during one.

Make a plan for emergencies with your people.
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The first 72 hours of a disaster are the most critical. Be prepared.



The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) leads the City in planning, preparedness, communication, response, and recovery for daily emergencies, large scale citywide events, and major disasters. In charge of the city's 911 dispatch center and large-scale emergency operations, DEM is the vital link in emergency communication between the public and first responders, and provides key coordination and leadership to City departments, stakeholders, residents, and visitors.



Mary Ellen Carroll
Executive Director
Adrienne Bechelli
Deputy Director
Division of Emergency Services
Robert Smuts
Deputy Director
Division of Emergency Communications
William Lee
Deputy Director
Administration and Support
Craig Dziedzic
General Manager, UASI


Department of Emergency Management

1011 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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