The GET READY Disaster Preparedness Program is
designed to fill three important needs, making it as easy
as possible for a household to become prepared for a disaster.
These needs are:
1. Disaster Survival Knowledge
We’ve developed a two-hour training course that includes
a take-home manual. At the conclusion you’ll know
what to do before, during and after a regional disaster.
2. Emergency Equipment and Supplies
We’ll provide you with a shopping list so you can
assemble an emergency supply kit or you can purchase a
ready-made kit at the training session.
3. Food and Water to Last Three Days
The size of this emergency reserve is determined by the
number of people in your household. We’ll provide
you with a shopping list so you can assemble your own
or you can purchase ready-made modules.
Why have an emergency reserve?
Many people ask why they need kits of special reserves
when they already have plenty of supplies at home. Experts
very strongly advise that equipment, supplies, food and
water all be stored in one place because, during a disaster,
running around trying to gather supplies is impractical
at best, and at worst, impossible. Having everything
in one place also makes it easier to monitor and replace
Common sense tells us that being prepared is a necessity.
The geography of being a valley makes us particularly vulnerable
to isolation in time of a major disaster. Add to that the
fact that most of our government officials live elsewhere
and getting here could take hours, maybe days. Aid from
county, state and federal agencies could be delayed and/or
inadequate as was demonstrated during Hurricane Katrina.
We have to be self-sufficient. You owe it to your family.
You owe it to your community.
Our Disaster Council of Larkspur and Greenbrae believes
that we can achieve the goal of educating at least one
person in each household.
Sign up for the GET READY Disaster Preparedness
Program by calling 415-927-6724 or clicking