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Safety Information

We post basic information to help residents and visitors prepare for disasters. We urge readers to check other resources listed on this website—including—and others you trust for additional information.

Ready Marin-Disaster Preparedness & Training

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 (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…


Getting Ready for Winter, LA Times Tips [pdf]

Winter Readiness, More Ideas & Tips [pdf]

Getting Ready for Winter-Flooding [pdf]

Wildfires/Incendio Forestal

FIRESafe Marin
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.

Su Guía de Accíon en Caso de Incendio Forestal

Wildfire is Coming. Are You Ready? Hardening your Home; Fire-safe Landscaping; Simple Charts on Equipment Use & Operating; Vehicles; Bark Beetle Disease; Dead Trees.

Preparedness for Farmers and Ranchers


Staying Safe When the Earth Quakes [pdf]

Earthquake Country Alliance
Statewide Public-Private-Grassroots Partnership to Improve Readiness, Mitigation, Resiliency.

Great ShakeOut/El Gran ShakeOut (English & en Español)

Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs

Animal Safety

Marin Humane Society: Disaster Prep, Pets [pdf]

Marin Humane Society: Disaster Prep, Large & Farm Animals [pdf]

Point Reyes Light Column, Protecting Pets [pdf]


For emergency information [pdf]

Are You Prepared Survey  & Water Purifying Information[pdf]

Emergency Plan

Planning Checklist [pdf]

Lista de Planificación de Emergencia [pdf]

What to take in an emergency, Marin IJ column, post-2017 North Bay fires [pdf]

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