Disaster Preparedness Info & Links
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP PREPARE YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU?
Fill out the REGISTRY QUESTIONAIRE and return it to us. If you have questions or need help filling it out, call our office at 510-845-5513.
CITY OF BERKELEY CLASSES
- The Office of Emergency Services offers free classes on emergency preparedness, known as Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to anyone who lives or works in Berkeley. Classes include Basic Personal Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Disaster Mental Health, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Responding to Terrorism, Shelter Operations.
CREATE A “SELF-HELP TEAM
- (Recommended by the American Red Cross) that includes people in your life that you spend the most time with or around. This network of individuals can include relatives, roommates, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, etc. These should be people you know and trust, because you will exchange information with them about your needs in a disaster. Create a “buddy system” that will know how to help you.
GET INVOLVED IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
- Disaster preparedness and crime watch activities, both of which support community organizing to meet a disaster. Work with neighborhood groups planning for the next disaster (e.g. CORE in Oakland). Network! Add your skills to neighborhood disaster response plans.