San José ARES/RACES/ACS

In volunteer support of the citizens of San José, California

Emergency Preparedness

Keep yourself and your family ready for the next disaster by preparing ahead of time.  Here are some resources to get you started:

Ready.Gov

American Red Cross

San José Prepared

The minimum recommendation is to be prepared to be completely self-sufficient (food, water, medications, etc.) for at least 72 hours following an emergency, but longer is better!

In addition, San José RACES volunteers are encouraged to prepare and maintain a Go-Kit containing all of those items needed to support emergency communications in the field.  The Go-Kit list that we recommend to our team can be found here:

Santa Clara County ARES/RACES Go-Kit Checklist

Start your kit by collecting those items marked “Required”, and include the “Recommended” items as you can!

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