Emergency Preparedness

This collection of links contains useful information about emergency preparedness and services available in the County of Marin.

American Red Cross

Mass Care Shelters in Marin County are opened and operated by the American Red Cross

Blood Centers of the Pacific

To donate blood whether in an emergency or not contact:

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

For volunteering opportunities in a disaster, contact:

County of Marin - Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services

Marin County Sheriff OES leads efforts to protect life, property & the environment by developing, coordinating and managing programs that prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.

Defensible Space

Information about creating and maintaining defensible space around your home.

Disaster Materials and Resources

Disaster preparedness materials and resources.

Disaster Recovery

Learn about resources available to you and your family.

Earthquake Preparedness

Helpful links and information on how to preparing for earthquakes.

Emergency Medical Services

If you have bulk sealed first aid supplies to donate, contact:

Emergency Preparedness Educ.

Disaster preparedness training.

Fire Safe Planting

Incorporating fire safe concepts into the residential landscape design.

Marin Amateur Radio Society

Our nonprofit service organization (affiliated with Marin County OES) is dedicated to the practice of and training for event monitoring and emergency communications, offering classes and FCC license testing.

Marin Community Food Bank

Surplus and bulk food, meals and food baskets can be donated and distributed in Marin County through us

Marin flu information

Current information about swine flu in Marin as compiled by the Marin Health and Human Services department.

Office of Emergency Services

Provides emergency management services for the County/Operational Area.

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center

Designed to function as an extension of the services provided by your family veterinarian, offers both advanced care by veterinary specialists and after-hours emergency care.

Prepare for your Pets

Information on the Humane Society's plan for animals during and after a disaster.

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

Supplemental emergency communications.

Ready America

A collection of Web sites with additional information about the Southern California fires and wildfire preparedness.

Reducing Your Risks

Find quality ideas and information on how to reduce you risks during a disaster.

Salvation Army

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination.

San Geronimo Valley Disaster Council

Encouraging the community to be prepared for all types of disasters. Meets monthly at the Woodacre Fire Station.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Free breakfast and a hot lunch available daily and limited funds for emergency shelter, medicine, food and/or transportation distributed on a need basis.

The Salvation Army

To determine the type of clothing needed and how it should be distributed, contact:

Vulnerable Persons

Seniors and special needs persons disaster preparedness training information.