The following links contain information about disaster preparedness:

General Information Resources

U.S. Geological Survey
A full-featured Web site from the USGS. Includes extensive mapping information as well as up-to-date earthquake data and helpful hazard preparedness information. A colorful collection of USGS earthquake hazard maps have also been put on-line here.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The FEMA homepage with information on topics like hazard mitigationpreparedness trainingearthquake preparedness and help after a disaster.
Disaster Resources at UIUC
A disaster preparedness resources page courtesy of University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association
DERA was founded in 1962 to assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and to serve as a professional association linking professionals, volunteers and organizations active in all phases of emergency preparedness and management.
CSUH – On Shaky Ground
The California State University at Humboldt has put together a helpful list of things to do during and after an earthquake.
ABAG – Earthquake Preparedness
The Association of Bay Area Governments has assembled this listing of earthquake preparedness and hazard mitigation resources.
University of Edinburgh – Worldwide Earthquakes
A resource for locating information on the latest earthquakes around the world.
National Earthquake Information Service – Recent Global Events
Yet another resource for locating USGS information on the latest earthquakes around the world.
California Office of Emergency Services
A page from the OES with information about the Emergency Alert System and the Auxiliary Communication Service.
Guardian Insurance Preparedness for Tornados, Hurricanes, Floods, Earthquakes, Blizzards, White outs, Tsunamis and Fires
University of Geneva – National Hazards Mitigation Group
A resource for natural disaster hazard mitigation, from the Department of Mineralogy at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
The American Red Cross
The home page of the American Red Cross.
Home Insurance.orgSafeguarding your home from several different kinds of natural disasters.
Animal Response Team Initiative.  The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) undertook a unique disaster planning / preparedness, response and recovery initiative designed to enhance the capabilities to meet the needs pet owners and pets during and following emergencies and disasters.

San Francisco Bay Area Links

Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster

Earthquake maps and information

Recent earthquakes in the SF Bay Area


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The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes, Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist–How His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives

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Supplies & Services Links


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Fire Extinguisher Inspection

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School Safety Links

Dept. of Education 2010 REMS Grant and Related Emergency Planning Resources

Student Safety and Self-Assessment Audits

National Anonymous Tip Line or 866-SPEAK-UP

Free Lock Down Video from the Center for the Prevention of School Violence

Suspicious Mail & Packages Poster

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Free Transportation Videos: “School Transportation Security Awareness”  ||  “School Bus Security: A 21st Century Approach”

AASA 2008 National School Safety Study designed by RETA Security and sponsored by Ingersoll Rand/a>

Resource Website

Violence Prevention Program Evaluation

Periodicals – Link 1

Periodicals – Link 2

Periodicals – Link 3

Security Industry Credentials/Certifications

Public Alert Radios for Public Schools

Electric Companies (many providers offer security lighting audits/replacement programs)

Wireless Carriers (many carriers offer school cellular phone donations programs)

Child Safety

A Kid’s Guide to Fire Safety at Home