Emergency Shelters & Disaster Services

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign


A record-breaking wildfire season is expected this year. You can help the people in your community by serving as a Red Cross volunteer shelter worker when a disaster strikes. Train now to be a Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call and help those affected by disaster.  Click here to find out more!


Preparing for Emergencies

What you can do to help yourself: Know what threats are prevalent to your area. In Mono County, we face danger from wildfires, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, heavy snow, and other weather related conditions.

Red Cross Ready to Respond Trainings

Volunteers are needed for emergency shelters and the home fire campaigns. Individuals, faith-based groups, local businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. 

Mono County Social Services can provide Red Cross Ready to Respond trainings to become a volunteer.  

To request a training in your community please call (760) 924-1770.

Emergency Disaster Shelters

All of the emergency shelters in Mono County operate under a system developed by the American Red Cross. Shelters provide emergency, short-term shelter to the public in the event of a local disaster.

If you would like to volunteer to help at your local Emergency Shelter, please contact the Department of Social Services at 760-924-1770

American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training - Click Here


Primary Shelter Locations

Mammoth High School
365 Sierra Park Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Crowley Lake Community Center
58 Pearson Road
Crowley Lake, CA
Bridgeport Memorial Hall
73 N School St
Bridgeport, CA
Walker Community Center
442 Mule Deer
Benton Community Center
58869 Highway 120
Benton, CA
Chalfant Community Center
123 Valley Road
Chalfant, CA
June Lake Community Center
90 W Granite
June Lake, CA
Lee Vining Community Center
296 Mattley Ave
Lee Vining, CA


Disaster Services - (Disaster Action Team DAT)

Who is the DAT

American Red Cross chapters have Disaster Action Teams (commonly called "DATs"), which provide disaster relief services on an on-call basis. DAT responds to local residential emergencies and disasters such as a fire or flood.

The teams are composed of American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteers who have received training in client casework and disaster assessment, .  DAT members are a vital link between public safety departments and their local Red Cross chapter.

What DAT Does

After an initial call from the fire department, law enforcement, disaster victim, family member or friend, Red Cross DAT members respond to disasters.

The workers evaluates how much assistance is needed and may be able to provide immediate disaster relief to those who have been displaced by local emergencies or disasters.

Immediate relief means getting them what they need most without waiting a day or more – food, lodging, clothing, medication replacement, medical equipment, toiletries, clean-up items and mental health counseling. In the days following a disaster, the Red Cross continues to work with families while they find ways to rebuild their lives.

All disaster assistance is provided through the generosity of the American public.

If you or someone you know recently experienced a natural or man-made disaster in Mono County and needs assistance, please call the Red Cross DAT Coordinator at 760-924-1770.


[Mono County Access & Functional Needs (AFN) Registry]

This registry website allows residents with access and functional needs an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so those agencies can better serve them in a disaster or other emergencies.

The information collected here will not be available to the public.  It will only be shared with emergency response agencies to improve their ability to serve.

Please be as complete as possible in your responses.  You will be contacted occasionally to ensure the information is correct and to make any necessary changes.

This is no substitute for personal preparation.  In a disaster, government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs.  It is important for all residents to make individual plans and preparations for their care and safety in an emergency.  You are in the best position to plan for your own safety as you are best able to know your functional abilities and possible needs during and after an emergency or disaster situation.  You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance with your family and care attendants.


CodeRed Emergency Alert System

What is the CodeRed Emergency Alert System and why is this system important to me?

Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. We use this system to notify the entire county or specific areas within the county of important information.

This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations. The CodeRed System is used to send critical communications from evacuation notices, to hazardous weather alerts, to missing children alerts. When residents and citizens enter their information into the CodeRed Emergency Alert System, they are added to a nationwide database set exclusively for emergency community alerts in emergency situations. Your contact information remains private and is only used to contact you for community emergency communications.