Are You Prepared?

Emergency Preparation Checklists
CERT Community Emergency Response Team – Training as a community responder
Santa Cruz City FIRE Department – Annual Report – Home structure fires, Smoke alarms, Fire Sprinklers, Carbon Monoxide Alert
Santa Cruz FIRE Department WebPage
Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County
How to Make Your Home FIRE SAFE – CAL Fire
Santa Cruz City Public Works Department – Emergency Storm Preparedness
Santa Cruz County Disaster Preparedness Tips and Planning Resources

U.S. Geological Survey General Information  –
One of the most informative publications recommended Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country – Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Region of Contents for USGS Earthquake Country (pdf )
Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety –
CA Office of Emergency Services Earthquake Preparedness TIP Sheets Earthquake Preparedness Workbook (pdf)
This link will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Has tips for being prepared for an earthquake; organizing your neighborhood, emergency supply checklist, tips for seniors, for apartment managers, children, family plans and pets and much more information.

Pacific Gas & Electric – Emergency Preparedness, Storms, Outages & Safety, Flood Safety, Earthquake Safety, Fire Safety
Gas & Electric Safety at Home

American Red Cross –   
Be RED CROSS Ready   Have a kit. Make a plan. Be Informed.
Local 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.

National Neighborhood Watch Institute   Disaster and Survivor Handbook
FEMA Conservation Tips (pdf)Basic Preparedness (pdf)Why Prepare (pdf)
Fire Safe Council
The 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.

Quake Care Kits