Activities & Resources

  • DISASTER RESISTANT BUSINESS (DRB) TOOLKIT®

    (877) 563-5628

    The DRB Toolkit® is a simple, yet comprehensive step-by-step application using videos and interactive content that’s 100% customizable for organizations to identify risk, prioritize operations, and train employees. Develop or enhance your continuity plan and program. Learn how to create exercises; get solutions for before, during, and after disaster; and make better decisions to keep your doors open. Created by the DRB Toolkit Workgroup – a 501(c)(3) non-profit creating educational tools for organizations.

  • QUAKESMART

    (877) 221-SAFE (7233)

    A program of resources and recognition for organizations looking to secure their space, systems, structure, staff and services for earthquakes. Great guidance to complete steps and application for recognition.

  • EARTHQUAKE COUNTRY ALLIANCE (ECA)

    (213) 740-3262

    Great information for how to get prepared to survive and recover after major earthquakes, according to the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety. This site also has useful information about earthquakes risk in California, a broad collection of earthquake science preparedness resources, and information about major activities of the ECA.

    • ECA and ShakeOut (in Spanish)

      Earthquake preparedness information and resources in Spanish, including the Spanish-language version of “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country”.

  • GREAT SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILLS

    Register here to join millions of people worldwide who practice self-protective actions each year, in businesses, organizations, government, schools, and other organizations. Comprehensive drill planning resources are available for simple to advanced drills at any time. Many additional resources for what to do before, during, after are also available.

  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

    (202) 282-8000

    Provides current National Terrorism Advisory Level, national security, preparedness and response programs, applying for disaster assistance, resources, training.

  • FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

    (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

    A federal agency under DHS that provides programs, training, education, and assistance to all segments of the U.S. to mitigate, prepare, respond and recover from all-hazards.

    • Ready Business

      Business Section includes information on how to create a plan for your business, training and awareness aids, and downloadable information.

    • America’s PrepareAthon!

      Is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises.

  • U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

    (202) 463-3133

    The U.S. Chamber’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) has great resources in specific “Issues” areas, especially disasters. CCC works with the private sector to improve the efficacy of business philanthropy in disasters, breaking down information and coordination barriers between sectors, and highlighting the unique work of corporate citizens in the field.

    • National Disaster Help Desk

      (888) MY-BIZ-HELP / (888) 692-4943

      A 24/7 hotline that provides assistance to organizations and communities struck by disaster funded by the Office Depot Foundation.

    • Preparedness & Recovery Quick Guides

      These guides provide tips, links, recommendations, and guidance to businesses, organizations, and chambers. The Quick Guides are available (in both printed and expanded online guides) and can be combined with community training.

  • CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

    (916) 845-8510

    Business information from this State office that educates all segments of California for multiple hazards, provides training, materials and assistance to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

    1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722)
    E-mail: answerdesk@sba.gov

    Provides excellent information regarding types and how to apply for disaster assistance, and other resources to prepare in advance of disasters.

  • CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

    (404) 498-1515 / (800) 311-3435

    Emergency Preparedness and Response Section – Obtain information regarding specific health threats, how to plan for them and how to create a supply kit.

  • DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE

    (714) 558-8940

    A source for Business Continuity news, articles, trends, and a guide for additional resources.

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS

    (202) 962-3979

    Obtain information on preparing at home, work, school, and in your community.

  • OFFICE DEPOT’S EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    This brochure offers some great additional information on how small businesses can prepare for disasters.