Community Preparedness

  • Bay Area - Get Prepared

Take 10 minutes now to learn how you can protect your loved ones and be ready for emergencies large or small. Ready or Not: Prepare for Chance is the story of instructor-in-training, Chance Delancy, and a group of neighbors whose emergency plans are put to the test. Through their adventures you will learn how to create your own family plan, build your supply kit and safely respond to emergencies when the time comes.

Reach out to your local contact if you are interested in the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and the Pillowcase Project. Read more about each of the offerings below:

County Preparedness Phone Preparedness Email
Alameda (510) 788-0727
Contra Costa (510) 788-0727
Del Norte (707) 443-4521
Humboldt (707) 443-4521
Napa (707) 438-7054
Lake (707) 438-7054
Solano (707) 438-7054
Mendocino (707) 577-7601
Marin (707) 577-7601
Sonoma (707) 577-7601
San Francisco (415) 427-8185
San Mateo (650) 259-1769
Santa Clara (408) 577-2070
Santa Cruz (831) 600-4917
Monterey (831) 600-4917
San Benito (831) 600-4917

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

The Red Cross is asking every household in America to join us in taking two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home.

Learn more about the campaign here and apply to be a volunteer with us!

The Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Generally given as a 60 minute presentation by Red Cross volunteers, the program leads students through a “learn, practice, share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness. Students receive a sturdy pillowcase upon completion of the program in which they are encouraged to build their personal emergency supplies kit. Presentations are customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local community.

Learn more about the Pillowcase Project here and apply to be a volunteer with us!

Community Preparedness Resources