Disaster Responses

  • Firelands Red Cross, Disaster Services

The Northern California Coastal Region provide preparedness information for house fires, floods, and other emergencies so our communities are ready but when a local emergency strikes, our volunteers are mobilized to assist affected families with food, shelter, comfort, and hope to help them on their road to recovery.

Our responders-volunteers and employees-arrive at emergencies within minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, an average of 7 times a day, and provide food, shelter, health services and mental-health support to the thousands of adults and children affected by these emergencies.

The American Red Cross of the Northern California Coastal Region augments the efforts of city, state and county agencies to ensure that the basic needs of those within its jurisdiction are being met during times of disaster. Additionally, it provides support to first responders, and sends Red Cross workers to disaster responses across the country as needed.

All disaster assistance is free, provided through the generosity of the American public.

As a region in FY15, we:
  • Responded to 662 local disasters.
  • Provided 1,580 families with disaster assistance.
  • Installed 2,499 smoke alarms in resident's homes.
  • Taught 22,474 residents preparedness presentations.
  • Presented the Pillowcase Project to 3,189 students.
  • Have registered 848 local organizations with Ready Rating.

Northern California Coastal Region - Disaster Responses

American Red Cross of Orange County - Preparedness

American Red Cross - Asiana Airfield Response

Red Cross Sandy Response