Preparedness is all about people.
When disaster strikes, we come together to help each other. Getting prepared is about knowing your neighbors, saying hi to the regulars at the local market, and staying in touch with family and friends—both digitally and in person.
Connect through your
In the event of an emergency, we all turn to our existing tools and networks—many of which are digital. Think about your connections and the online communities you’re already a part of, so you can share updates and information when something happens.
Know what to do.
Tips and tools for real emergency situations.Read our blog
Use yourFacebook account
Now: Create a Facebook group with your inner circle so you can easily send messages, share supplies, and make a plan together.
In an emergency: Post your status to Facebook to let friends and family know you are ok.
Check updateson Twitter
In an emergency: Post about yourself and your area. Use #SF72 to include them in the crowdsourced emergency feed.
Sign upfor Airbnb
Now: Create an AirBnB proﬁle so you are ready to ﬁnd or share a place to stay if anything happens.
In an emergency: Find a place to stay, or share your place with those in need.
Meet your neighborson Nextdoor
Now: Sign up for Nextdoor to meet your neighbors and create a community disaster preparedness plan.
In an emergency: Log onto Nextdoor to share local information and resources with people who live near you.
Save documents onGoogle Drive
Now: Scan personal documents like your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate. Save digital copies in the cloud through Google Drive.
In an emergency: Access your documents remotely in case you can't get home. Know that there is a safe copy in the cloud.
Connect throughyour local networks.
Your neighborhood networks are important in an emergency too—consider the connections you already have—to your yoga studio, craft collective, spiritual groups, or friends in the neighborhood—so you can band together if something happens.
- My yoga class
- My workplace
- My book club
- My neighborhood bar
- My school
- My congregation
Learn more from our partners.
To get even better prepared as a household, neighborhood, or community, connect with these organizations.
American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter provides a variety of trainings including first aid, CPR, and how to prepare for emergencies.www.redcross.org/ca/san-francisco
Neighborhood Empowerment Network equips SF neighborhoods with tools and programs designed to create safe, clean, and economically resilient communities.www.empowersf.org
San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams teaches emergency preparedness and response basics through free hands-on training so you are ready to take care of yourself and others.www.sfgov.org/sfnert
Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Teams teaches San Francisco residents (16 and over) to assist law enforcement after a major disaster. ALERT partners with NERT so you are ready to take care of yourself and others.www.sanfranciscopolice.org/alert
San Francisco Interfaith Council provides spiritual comfort at times of crisis, builds understanding, celebrates diversity, and coordinates services in San Francisco.http://sfinterfaithcouncil.org/