1. Get A Kit

List of key phrases on a card for emergency personnel. Think about what someone who is helping you might need to know about you.

Your card may say:

  • I cannot read
  • I communicate using an assistive communication device
  • I may have difficulty understanding what you are telling me
  • I forget easily; please write down information for me
  1. Make A Plan
    • Meet with your family members, friends, and building manager to review community hazards and emergency plans.
    • Choose an out-of-town contact. Your family members must know how to contact this person.
    • Decide where to meet your household members if ever separated during an emergency.
  2. Be Informed
  • Learn about your community’s response and evacuation plans.
  • Develop a communication plan with your family.
  • Ask your local fire department, police department, or emergency management office about emergency special assistance programs.
  • Ask your city or county how they will warn you of a disaster situation and provide information to you before, during, and after a disaster.
  • Know which television and radio stations in your area broadcast the Emergency Alert System (EAS). In San Mateo County, those TV stations are KTVU TV-2, KRON TV-4, KPIX TV-5, KGO TV-7, and KNTV-11 (NBC Bay Area). EAS radio stations include: KCBS 740 AM and 106.9 FM, KQED 88.5 FM, and KCSM 91.1 FM.