Disaster Preparedness Resources

Links to Disaster Preparedness Organizations

The following are links to additional disaster preparedness resources. You’ll find tips, brochures and checklists to help your family prepare. To be featured on our resources page, please contact Jairo Moncada.


Federal Resources

Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps, coordinated nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides tips and information on keeping your family, home and community safe from threats of crime, terrorism and disasters of all kinds. Additionally, the site provides information on Citizen Corps programs, volunteering, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats and identifying local resources.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

As part of the part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA provides information on different types of disasters and hazards, federal disaster declarations and federal disaster assistance.

FEMA for Kids

This section of the FEMA Web site is designed to teach kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. The site offers kids an opportunity to learn what causes disasters, what they can do to prepare for a disaster, play games and read stories. Also offered are resources parents and teachers can use in teaching kids about disaster preparedness.

Ready.gov

Ready.gov, a campaign of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provides disaster preparedness resources and information for families, businesses and kids. The site provides a listing of community and state resources for the entire nation and information about the risks associated with a wide range of natural and man-made disasters.

Ready Kids

This section of the Ready.gov Web site provides kids an opportunity to plan for disasters, learn about disasters and play games. Additionally, the site provides information and resources that parents and teachers can use to teach kids about disaster preparedness.


State Resources

CaliforniaVolunteers

CaliforniaVolunteers coordinates volunteer activities related to disaster response and recovery, including necessary training, equipment, and transportation provisions. CaliforniaVolunteers works to strengthen the state’s readiness for and ability to respond to large-scale disasters. This site provides important information and tips about how to prepare for a disaster. The site connects people with the appropriate organizations that respond to disasters in California.

California Department of Public Health

The Be Prepared California Web site provides guidelines, tips and checklists on how individuals and families, schools, businesses, people with disabilities and community organizations can be prepared for a public health emergency.

California Emergency Management Agency (CAL EMA)

Cal EMA coordinates overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The Cal EMA site offers disaster preparedness information and tips for various populations including families, children, pets, elderly persons and people with disabilities. Additionally, the site contains state emergency bulletins, the state's threat advisory level and state disaster assistance information.

California Earthquake Authority logo

The California Earthquake Authority is a publicly managed, largely privately funded organization that provides catastrophic residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss.


Local Resources

American Red Cross Santa Barbara County Chapter American Red Cross Santa Barbara County Chapter

Beach Cities Health District Beach Cities Health District

Aware & Prepare Aware & Prepare

San Pablo Police Department Community Emergency Response Team San Pablo Police Department Community Emergency Response Team

City of Hayward City of Hayward

Big Bear City Fire Department Big Bear City Fire Department

The Big Rumble The Big Rumble

City of Richmond, Office of Emergency Services City of Richmond, Office of Emergency Services

Community Emergency Response Team, Los Angeles Community Emergency Response Team, Los Angeles

Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team

Sacramento Teen Community Emergency Response Team Sacramento Teen Community Emergency Response Team

United Way of Santa Barbara County United Way of Santa Barbara County

2-1-1 San Diego 2-1-1 San Diego