The City of Berkeleys gateway to a variety of emergency preparedness and safety information.
Basic Disaster Preparedness
A quick manual from City of Berkeley, explaining what to do in an earthquake, wildfire, pandemic flu, and how to get ready for disaster. [pdf]
The Disaster Preparedness Handbook
A comprehensive manual from City of Berkeleys Office of Emergency Services. [pdf, 10.8 MB]
Emergency Preparedness Supply List
Our own list of items youll need for survival immediately after a disaster. [MS Word; pdf]
Creating Your Familys Personal Disaster Plan
This guide from the City of Berkeley tells you what to do before, during, and immediately after a disaster.
Disaster preparedness starts at home, and you can get started right now with this guide.
Home Safety Guide
This guide from the City of Berkeley combines an emergency preparedness check list with advice on emergency survival. Download it and enter your relevant information. [MS Word]
Emergency Report Form
This downloadable form allows you to record the most important information on one page, then save copies in strategic places around your home and with neighbors. [pdf]
Skills & Equipment Checklist
Tell the preparedness team about special skills or equipment you could offer to help the neighborhood after a disaster. Download the Skills & Equipment checklist here, fill it out, and give it to your section captain or disaster coordinator. [pdf]
Water Treatment Methods
Water quickly becomes a top priority. Discover all your water options (courtesy of Jeff Kowalski). [pdf]
EBMUD Emergency Preparedness Information
Using a Fire Extinguisher
Simple steps to proper use in case of a small fire in your home.
Fire Extinguisher Video
Demonstration and rules of using a fire extinguisher.
Shutting off the Gas
Find out how and when to shut off your household gas.
The Truth About Seismic Gas Shut-Off Valves
In this Daily Planet article, Matt Cantor demystifies automatic shut-off valves and suggests which ones to get and where to obtain them.
Recommended sizes, cuts, and arrangement of cribbing, courtesy of cert-la.com.
Links to Other Resources
A list of resources that can help you prepare at home, work, school, and in your car.