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Household Preparedness

Division Preparedness

Neighborhood Preparedness







Emergency Preparedness Resources

Searchable map of Red Cross shelters

Berkeley Ready
The City of Berkeley’s gateway to a variety of emergency preparedness and safety information.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes are listed here, along with sign-up instructions. The manuals are available for download.

Register for a CERT class
All classes are free, but space is limited and classes fill up fast.

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook
A comprehensive manual from City of Berkeley’s Office of Emergency Services [pdf, 10.8 MB]

Sign up for Bekeley Police Department Crime Alerts—Are You Prepared?
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services offers comprehensive information on how to prepare for a wide variety of hazards.

CERT Training Videos
Five useful videos from CERT Los Angeles.

Are You Ready?
An in-depth guide to citizen preparedness from FEMA.

Prepare for Emergencies
American Red Cross preparedness information
Tools, expertise, and access to resources to assist anyone engaged in disaster planning for individuals with special needs.

Basic Life Support & CPR

Emergency Preparedness Kits

American Red Cross Store

Earthquake Store