Did you know that 70% of all disaster rescues are performed by neighbors, not first responders!  And in a typical city the ratio of citizens to first responders is approximately 1,000 to 1.  


Easy way to Store Water



Car Kits

Emergency Radio Communications Go Kits and Ideas

During a disaster is not the time to organize your communication gear.  Click the below link and see a variety of radio go kits, portable EMCOMM (Emergency Communications) stations, and portable antennas.  See what fits your needs!

All information on this website is considered to be educational and opinion.   It is offered for free and without any liability for it's use.  Disasters may require additional or different information than provided on the readyfoothills website.   Consider information from other sources such as health and safety professionals before you make  independent decisions regarding you and your families health and safety .

​Amateur ( HAM ) Radio

Is my spouse okay?  Where are my kids?  What's going on?  In a disaster, Information could quite possibly be the most valuable resource.  Yet our modern wireless and wired communications have either failed, become overloaded, or been deliberately limited in disasters.  So what system will work for me and my family without fail?  

Bedside Emergency Bag


​Five Basic Steps to Prepare yourself and 



"Before a disaster, men and women will make a choice.  They will choose to be victims of the disaster or victors over the disaster.

One choice requires no action whatsoever and ends in despair.  The other requires preparatory action but results in safety, refuge and peace of mind."

E. Tal Ehlers, MEP - Uintah County Emergency Manager

Preparedness Topics

Topic Links

Family  Plan

Why  You Should Join your Communities CERT Team

 ​​Emergency Preparedness for Families and Neighborhoods



 and Best Practices

Preparedness Video Links and PSA's

More Advanced Yearly Preparedness Plan

Utilities Shut-Off

You get the message...you and your neighbors need to organize and augment first responders during disasters.  That is where CERT Teams come in.  They are made up of people of all ages and capabilities.  They do the most good for the most number of people and make a difference.   Get trained as a (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team member and help your family, neighbors, and community!  

 Lamorinda CERT


Medications & First Aid Kit

Water  Storage

Three  Weeks of Food you Eat

Emergency Communications, Amateur ( HAM ) Radio,

Portable Emergency Radio Stations, Radio Go Kits, & EMCOMM Stations

Fuel Storage

Response Teams ( CERT )









Lamorinda CERT 

Community Emergency

those you care about for Emergencies

Family Emergency Plan



Ready Foothills

Bedside  Kits

3 Weeks Food