We post basic information to help residents and visitors prepare for disasters. We urge readers to check other resources listed on this website—including readymarin.org—and others you trust for additional information.
A FEMA-supported website with information on how to prepare yourself, household, pets, etc., and a list of other websites with information, including FEMA's ready.gov (multi-language). Information includes: CERT training; English & Spanish checklists; Get Ready/Prepárese manuals.
FIRESafe Marin's information on the difference between Evacuation Order, Evacuation Warning, Shelter in Place, about registering for ALERT MARIN, and the evacuation process including "what-to-do" if...
Check this for FIRESafe's news updates & sign up for the Newsletter. Preparing Long Before a Fire Threat; Evacuation Process; If You Become Trapped (car, on foot, in your home); Returning Home; more.
Wildfire is Coming. Are You Ready? Hardening your Home; Fire-safe Landscaping; Simple Charts on Equipment Use & Operating; Vehicles; Bark Beetle Disease; Dead Trees.
Earthquake Country Alliance
Statewide Public-Private-Grassroots Partnership to Improve Readiness, Mitigation, Resiliency.
FIRESafe Marin Large Animal Prep including Evacuation steps. nb, in re ID tags: do not use plastic because it melts and burns onto the animals; metal tags also burn. For contact info: use colored livestock markers, dark on light colored animals, vice versa.
Phone calling for help? Use 911 from landlines; 415-472-0911 from cell phones. 911 was created back when cell phones were installed in vehicles, so CHP would get the call. Today, 911 likely will go to Vallejo/CHP, slowing down the response. A 415-472-0911 call will go to the Marin Communications Center (Sheriff’s Office, San Rafael).
For emergency information [pdf]