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Earthquake Preparedness  Hints

Family,  Business & Neighborhood



Make a Family Evacuation Plan

and Practice using it

Evacuation Plan Templates.... each of the plan downloads below cover different aspects of what to include in your own family plan for evacuation, we suggest downloading all 3 versions and using the parts of each plant that seem best for your own family situation.

Ready Gov template

Red Cross template

Sample Plan template



Santa Clara's Home Emergency Assistance Teams program began in 1995. Since the program began, hundreds of participants have learned about the City's emergency organization and have received the 20-hour training. The training, which consists of 4 classes, covers safety, awareness, preparation, utility control and fire suppression, basic medical care, damage assessment, light search and rescue, communications, terrorism awareness, and HEAT team management.


  From FEMA's
Are You Ready....
There are real benefits to being prepared. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of an earthquake. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs. The need to prepare is real. Read the full document here...

The American Red Cross
Safe and Well Website offers  those who have been affected by a disaster,  a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” This provides a way to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being.


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