A recent article on Vice outlines what the expected big earthquake in California will look like — from the immediate, local aftermath to long-term effects — and what you can do to help yourself and your family survive it.Read More
Are you ready for the next big earthquake? What about the day after the next big earthquake? Berkeley recently offered a host of tips and links so you can be ready for the first steps in disaster recovery.Read More
Cartoonist Brian Fies lost his family home in October's fires. His video, which accounts his evacuation, the loss of his house, and the aftermath, is an excellent outline of what to do in an evacuation and the aftermath of losing everything.Read More
Garage door openers are a wonderful convenience. But fire officials are only just learning about Wine Country deaths they suspect were caused by garage doors.Read More
We talk a lot about go-bags, but what are go-bags and how do you make them? Here's our tips on how to start preparing yourself so you'll weather an evacuation more safely and comfortably.Read More
November's meeting covered the issue of wildfires, evacuations, and Point Richmond. Here's what we learned and what you should know to be prepared for a wildfire like Santa Rosa's.Read More
Nothing puts more pure panic into someone's life, or can be as disruptive, as losing an iPhone.
The problem is that, if they've been responsible and locked their iPhone, how can anyone get the owner's contact info to return it to them? There's no way to get into their phone to identify it and get it back to them, right?Read More
Being prepared before an emergency can mean the difference between survival and fighting for survival.
This is especially true for pets. They rely upon us to care for love, sustenance, and protection. If we aren’t prepared to give them all three during a survival, they suffer mightily.Read More
Lighting is often overlooked in a disaster plan, but it's important. Not only does it reduce accidents and keep your living area efficient, it provides comfort. Shaun Partlow of PR CERT offers tips on what to consider when you're making your emergency lighting plans.Read More
A good disaster plan could be utterly destroyed by not planning for sanitation. Shaun Partlow offers good advice on how to plan for bodily waste in a disaster.Read More
Water is life, especially in an emergency. Shaun Partlow offers good advice on how to calculate your family's needs and how to store water safely.Read More
Food is the second most important item to have in your emergency kit. But what kind of food you get and how you store it will affect all other aspects of your kit. Shaun Partlow of PR CERT offers good advice on the choices she made in developing her family's kit.Read More