Make a Plan – Home Preparation



Preparing our home against disaster is an important step in creating and implementing a family preparedness plan. We have listed some basic steps below. A more complete list can be found at the FEMA website,

Before an Earthquake

The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of an earthquake.

  • Fasten shelves securely to walls.
  • Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves.
  • Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass, and china in low, closed cabinets with latches.
  • Fasten heavy items such as pictures and mirrors securely to walls and away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit.
  • Secure water heater to surrounding walls.

Before a Wildfire

Special consideration for preparing your home should be taken for those who are most threatened by wildfires. We have provided a link below to information helping home owners prepare their home in the event of a wildfire.


1. Watch the video below

2. Go through the above list and identify those home preparedness steps that most relate to your situation. Plan when you will complete the home preparedness steps that you have identified.

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Make a Kit: Family 72 Hour Emergency Kit


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