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"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

Best Practices

Family  Plan

Every Day Carry

CERT / Community Emergency Response Team Training!   

Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical aid may be overwhelmed. CERT trains individuals to be a disaster responder in their neighborhood and community.  The classes will be held at the United Methodist Church in Glendora.  Dates are Thursday evenings, May 11th - June 22nd.  Contact Alicia.Mejia@fire.lacounty.gov and sign up!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program

With many municipalities the ratio of citizenry to first responders is approximately 1000 : 1.  Facing those  odds it is easy to see that in a major disaster...you are on your own.  The fact is that during disasters, 70 percent of the rescues are performed by neighbors, not first responders.  It is easy and it is fun!  Learn how you can join with your neighbors and help each other in times of disaster.

Car Kits

Preparedness does 

​not come in a Box!

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 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 shut down in disasters.  So what system will work for me and my family without fail?  


Five Basic Steps to Prepare yourself and those you care about for Emergencies


Bedside  Kits



Preparedness Video Links and PSA's


Your Survival Chain

More Advanced Yearly Preparedness Plan

Neighbor Kit



Preparedness Topics and Best Practices

Photo: Lamorinda CERT


Fuel Storage


GERC / Glendora Emergency Response Communications  GERC will have their next meeting on Thursday, July 6th @ 7:00pm.  You can email Jim @ jandmdowdle@gmail.com for more details


​CERT Teams 

CERT Teams augment first responders and operate in their own neighborhoods and communities. 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!



Utilities Shut-Off

Easy way to Store Water

3 Weeks Food


In your Neighborhood and Community


Two  Weeks of Food you Eat

Emergency Communications, Portable Emergency Radio Stations, 

Radio Go Kits, & EMCOMM Stations



Lessons Learned

Medications & First Aid Kit

Water  Storage

Power Outage

It was Friday, January 13th, 2017 ( yes...I catch the irony! )   To keep it short...In all 82 homes were without power for 24 hours.  Edison was not able to isolate the problem so they ran the homes with 3 industrial generators for the next 4 days.   SO WHAT DID WE LEARN...About 60% of the people evacuated and went to motels or family members.  Those that stayed braved the low temps and darkness.   We hooked our generator up to the central heater and we again had heat!  The same goes for our fridge, freezer, some lights, microwave, FIOS internet, and phone.  Mini LED lanterns and flashlights were essential for navigation in bathrooms and outside.  Neighbors with "on demand" water heaters were out of luck as the pilotless ignition requires power.  Garage door openers did not work and if the car was close to the door, your could not reach the manual door release.  One neighbor called 911 as their CO sensors and burglar alarm sounded.    WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?


 My Preparedness File

 ​​Emergency Preparedness for Families and Neighborhoods

Bedside Emergency Bag


Ready Foothills