Tips for Collecting Emergency Documents

This fact sheet is designed to provide a checklist for activities for Collecting Emergency Documents to improve your emergency preparedness in an earthquake.It is designed to be used in conjunction with Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco's general EARTHQUAKE TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, EARTHQUAKE TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH A SPECIFIC DISABILITY (i. e., Mobility, Visual, Communication, Cognitive, Psychiatric, Hearing, etc.) and TIPS FOR CREATING EMERGENCY HEALTH INFORMATION CARD. Without all four tip sheets, you do not have all the information you need to be prepared. Preparation may seem like a lot of work. It is. Preparing does take time and effort. So do a little at a time, as your energy and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing. The more you do, the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself, your family, and your belongings.


__________ Complete an Emergency Contact List.
__________ Collect Emergency Documents.

__________ Store Emergency Contact List and Documents in emergency supply kits, wallet, safe deposit box and give copies to personal support network and out of area contact.

__________ Update Every 6 Months

Emergency Contact List

Emergency Documents (includes important information typically needed after a disaster).

* Store these documents only in your home emergency supply kit.

Store Emergency Documents

Update Every Six Months (i.e. when you change the clocks).


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In cooperation with June Kailes, Disability Consultant
through a grant from The American Red Cross’
Northern California Disaster Preparedness Network