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 mitigation, preparedness training, earthquake 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.http://www.homeinsurance.org/natural-disaster-resource-guide
|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.http://www.drc-group.com/project/dart.html#plans
San Francisco Bay Area Links
Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster
Earthquake maps and information
Recent earthquakes in the SF Bay Area
Portable Transport Cart
Fire Extinguisher Inspection
The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes, Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist–How His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives
Seismic Retrofitting, residential and commercial, 20 years experience.
Supplies & Services Links
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
Funding Sources: www.schoolgrants.org || www.donorsforum.org || www.eschoolnews.com/resources/funding/ || www.schoolgrants.org || www.grants.gov
Electric Companies (many providers offer security lighting audits/replacement programs)
Wireless Carriers (many carriers offer school cellular phone donations programs)