Prepare Now Before It's Too Late

Home Fires

Learn how your family can prevent home fires and escape from a home fire in 2 minutes.

Wild Fires

Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire.


Learn what to do during an earthquake and how to strengthen your home to prepare for an earthquake.


Learn how to keep your family safe during a flood and how to clean up a flooded home.

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month provides as an opportunity to raise awareness about disaster preparedness and remind everyone that disasters can come at any time, any where in any size. 

Why Should I Prepare?

If you can plan for a vacation, why not plan for your safety? Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires.

Seven people die every day from a home fire.

Seven people die every day from a home fire.

Thirty-six people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.

Seven billion dollars in property damage occurs every year.

Donate to Disaster Relief Efforts

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Be Smart

Have a plan, know what to do in case of emergencies and disasters.


Help Your Community

Give back and volunteer. Find out how you can help when disaster strikes.

Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Stay Informed

The first step in being prepared for a disaster is organizing your preparedness kit.

Work out your emergency plan now so your entire family is prepared. Here’s what to do.

Learn what types of disasters or emergencies might occur in your area.

Become a #PrepareSoCal Social Ambassador

If a disaster strikes, you can make a difference in your neighborhood. Share your experience. Share your pictures or video. Learn from others.

Remember to tag us at @PrepareSoCal and /PrepareSoCal or use the hashtag #PrepareSoCal

Are you ready?

It’s never been easier to learn the essentials of being prepared. Check out our classes and test your knowledge. Earn your certificate when you complete all of our comprehensive online courses.

How to Be Prepared

Join our preparedness maven extraordinaire Hilary Anderson as she goes through a series of experiments, obstacle courses, survival drills and more, to bring you tips on how to be prepared for disasters.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters for your valued partnership to help save lives and make Southern California more resilient.

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