This is a collection of links to useful and reliable sources of information.

Current Information About Local Incidents:

  • - Where's that fire truck going? This is a listing of active incidents for fire departments in San Mateo County. (You may need to select San Mateo County in the upper right corner of the window.)
  • CHP Traffic Incident Information Page - A listing of incidents that CHP is responding to. (Select "Bay Area" in the upper left corner.) Note: Most traffic accidents on local roads in Woodside and Portola Valley are handled by the Sheriff's Dept. and will not show up here.
  • FireScan: Control 1 - An archive of Southern San Mateo County fire dispatch radio traffic. You can listen to a "compressed" version of what happened earlier in the day.
  • SMCAlert - Sign up for emergency notifications by email or text message.
  • Rapid Notify

    The Rapid Notify emergency notification system is used by police, fire, or our emergency operations center to notify as many residents and businesses as quickly as possible to emergency situations. Calls are delivered to phone numbers generated from white pages data and are delivered in a simple and clear voice message. In addition, if you self-register, you can receive messages to your cell phone, or by text and/or email. All calls are generated and tracked by computer to make sure every number is called - more than once if necessary. The system can call each number up to two separate times, a few minutes apart, until a connection is made. So if you don't hear one call, there'll be another. If you are not home, your answering system will record the message.

    Town of Portola Valley

    Town of Woodside

Earthquake Preparedness: