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Organizing Your Neighborhood

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For Further Information


For further information

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Information and Public Affairs
P.O. Box 419047
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

Coordinates statewide earthquake preparedness campaign. Call if you have any questions on campaign or earthquake preparedness.

OES -- Coastal Region
1300 Clay Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
510/286-0877 (voice/TDD)

OES -- Southern Region
4671 Liberty Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

OES -- Inland Region
3650 Schriever Ave.
Mather, CA 95855

California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)

P.O. Box 8104
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8104

Training in earthquake response and planning, as well as several  specific emergency management-related courses, is available for  employees of government agencies, schools and businesses.

American Red Cross

See the phone book for your local chapter.

Family, city and business earthquake preparedness information,  audio/visual materials and speakers are available. Materials are in Spanish, Korean, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Samoan, Laotian, Thai, braille, Armenian, Tagolog and Arabic.

Association of Bay Area Governments


OES Earthquake Program publications available for purchase.

Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning & Preparedness (BICEPP)


Corporate earthquake planning, training and technical assistance are available.

California Department of Conservation,
Division of Mines and Geology


Information is available on California's earthquake history, seismic threat and ongoing geological studies.

California Department of Mental Health


Referrals are provided for local mental health agencies and crisis  counseling resources.


California Academy of Sciences


"Safequake" exhibit. Call museum for hours and group tour information. Materials for the special needs of families and children are available.

California Science Center


Earthquake exhibit. Call museum for hours and group tour information. Quakesafe Resource Center in museum has awareness programs for preschool through grade 6, junior and senior high school, staff and parents. Disaster management course is available for school faculty and administrators. Also, print and audio/visual material resource center is on site.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA Publications


Publication lists and referrals to preparedness organizations are  available.

Math/Science Nucleus

Plate Tectonic Cycle book for sale to assist in teaching elementary-level students about volcanoes and earthquakes. It includes hands-on materials.

National Science Teachers Association


"Tremor Troop," a teacher's package for K-6 covering earthquakes and earthquake preparedness, is available for sale. It includes masters, activities and worksheets.

Seismic Safety Commission (State of California)


Information is available on current legislation and planning for  seismic concerns throughout California.

Southern California Earthquake Center


Publications and training for teachers and students are available.

U.S. Geological Survey


Maps and brochures are available on earthquake faults in California.