Emergency Locator System

Special numbers help first responders get to you faster

In order to help first responders and staff locate you in the event of an emergency, China Camp now has an Emergency Locator System. These special locator numbers—shown as black numbers in a yellow circle—are affixed to trail posts, trailhead signs, and bridges throughout the park. Numbers correspond to maps used by emergency responders and park staff.

Before you head out on the trails, be prepared by having a copy of the map on hand. Print out this page and stash it in your backpack, or take a screenshot and keep it handy on your cellphone.

How to use the Emergency Locator System:
  • If you’re lost, injured, or need emergency assistance for any reason, call 911.
  • Share the nearest Emergency Locator number (black numbers on a yellow circle). Numbers are posted on trail signs and posts as well as bridges.
  • If you know where you are but you are not near a locator number, use this map to find your location and the nearest locator number, and share it with the 911 emergency dispatcher, who will report the number to first responders.

PHOTOS: San Rafael Fire Department (Map), Joyce abrams, harriot manley