Disaster Prep: Other Resources

San Rafael Resources

San Rafael Office of Emergency Services

City of San Rafael Emergency Management Organization

City of San Rafael Disaster Volunteers

Disaster Communications & Warning Systems

Disaster Recovery Information

Disaster Hazard Information

Marin County Resources

Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services

Get Ready Marin! is a free disaster preparedness class to help residents and their families prepare for any type of disaster. Call (415) 485-3131 or visit their website to find a class in your area.

FireSafeMarin has a detailed discussion of how to protect your home from a wildland fire.

Marin Humane Society – Remember your pets! They require special attention, too. For more information on Pet Preparedness, see this following Humane Society site.

Other Resources

SF72 is the San Francisco hub for emergency preparedness and is another excellent site for planning.

American Red Cross Earthquake Alert App – Receive alerts and notifications when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

California Office of Emergency Services Disaster Preparedness website

Securing Your Home for Natural Disasters – An excellent source of information for the individual homeowner proved by ADT.

Neighborhood Response Groups of Marin – A local site devoted to providing information on how to build a Disaster Response Team for your neighborhood.

Emergency Kits

Having an emergency kit for your home, and also for each car, is an excellent idea. One source is the Earthquake Supply Center at 3095 Kerner Blvd. in San Rafael (459-5500). Items may be ordered online or at the store.


Fire insurance is included in standard home insurance policies.

Earthquake insurance can be purchased from the California Earthquake Authority through your insurance company. The policy deductible is 15% of the dwelling limit. This insurance covers damage from earth movement caused by earthquake.

Flood and earth slide insurance caused by rain water can be purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program. You can get coverage for a home up to $250,000 and personal property up to $100,000. The cost with $1000 deductible for each coverage in our area (Zone C – Preferred Risk) is $414. Use the premium estimator on the website to determine the coverage and cost options for you.