Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
American Red Cross – Be RED CROSS ReadyHave a kit. Make a plan. Be Informed. CHECKLISThttp://www.redcross.org/services/prepare/0,1082,0_239_,00.htmlLocal officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. We encourage you to: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed You can also Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed by taking the Be Red Cross Ready online educational presentation.Santa Cruz City Public Works Department – Local Hazard Mitigation Planhttp://www.cityofsantacruz.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8660Santa Cruz City FIRE Department – Annual Report – Home structure fires, Smoke alarms, Fire Sprinklers, Carbon Monoxide AlertSanta Cruz FIRE Department WebPageU.S. Geological SurveyGeneral Information Product 15 2005 – One of the most informative publications recommended Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country – Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Regionhttp://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/15/Table of Contents for USGS Earthquake Country (pdf)CA Office of Emergency Services Earthquake – Resources_Tipshttp://www.oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/978596171691962788256b350061870e/A6BE1FB7591A508D88256CD70058FBAB?OpenDocumentPGE Earthquake Preparedness Workbook (pdf)This link will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Has tips for being prepared for an earthquake; organizing your neighborhood, emergnecy supply checklist, tips for seniors, for apartment managers, children, family plans and pets and much more information.Pacific Gas & Electrichttp://www.pge.com/safety/prepare_natural_disasters/earthquakes/http://www.pge.com/safety/prepare_natural_disasters/earthquakes/sites_publications/index.htmlAmerican Red Cross – Masters of Disastershttp://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.53fabf6cc033f17a2b1ecfbf43181aa0/?vgnextoid=0c81244b6949b110VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD&currPage=4f1fef8b6baf5210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRDThe award-winning Masters of Disaster disaster preparedness curriculum customized formats for both families and educators. The Masters of Disaster series is an educational tool that will teach youth the importance of preparedness while reducing fear of the unexpected. The goal is to empower youth with the confidence and knowledge to prepare for disasters and help create a culture of preparedness. The lessons are non-threatening, age appropriate and adhere to national education standards.2011_NPM_Toolkit.pdfNational Preparedness Month (NPM) is an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities. NPM is lead by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with the Citizen Corps. Every September, NPM works with Coalition Members to increase emergency preparedness awareness and activities across the nation.FEMAhttp://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/index.shtmWater Conservation Tips (pdf)Basic Preparedness (pdf)Why Prepare (pdf)¬†Fire Safe Councilhttp://www.firesafecouncil.org/homeowner/index.cfmThe Fire Safe Council offers a range of fire safe education tools for individuals, business or local Fire Safe councils to raise awareness of the need to prepare for wildfires.CERT KITS and DISASTER SUPPLIES – Just ideashttp://www.cpr-savers.com/emergency/cert-kits-equipment.htmlhttp://store.cert-kits.com/cert-kits-and-bulk-supplieswww.qualitycertsupplies.comhttps://www.redcrossstore.org/shopper/ProdList.aspx?LocationId=1Quake Care Kitshttp://www.quakekare.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=1