Before The Earthquake

As recommended by the Emeryville Fire Department:

A.  Earthquake proofing

1.      Secure larger shelves or furniture to wall or floor.

2.      Laminate glass which can shatter

3.      Lower heavy objects or displays which could fall and injure or block exit ways

4.      Keep drawers and cabinets latched

5.      Secure TV's, computers, monitors and other expensive electronics to their bases.


B.  Supplies

The building does not provide emergency supplies for the tenants. Tenants should store:

1.      Food and water for three days minimum (7 day supply is ideal)

2.      First aid kit and first aid manual

3.      Large and small heavy-duty plastic bags, duct tape and scissors

4.      Prescribed medication and extra eyeglasses

5.      Heavy duty shoes and leather palmed gloves

6.      Extra warm clothing and a whistle

7.      Rescue tools

8.      Portable TV or radio and extra batteries

9.      Flashlights with extra batteries

10.  Cash (ATM's and credit cards may not work and you may need to purchase emergency supplies)


C.  Communications Individuals, Tenants or Employees


1.      Emergency phone list

2.      Family: work, school, play and day care

3.      Long distance message check-in phone number

4.      Cell phone



1.  Emergency phone list of vendors (to minimize downtime)

2.  Emergency phone list of employees


D.  Drill

1.   Know safe, take-cover locations


During The Earthquake

A.  Stay calm.

B.  Stay inside, duck and cover under a hard surface like a table.

C.  Face away from any windows.

D.  Stay clear of tall objects that may tilt and topple over.

E.  STAY IN THE BUILDING. Do not run outside. Debris may be falling.

F.  Calm others.


After A Devastating/Damaging Earthquake

A.  Remain calm, be prepared for aftershocks. Make sure that you are OK.

B.  Check immediate location (Are you safe?)

C.  Check for injuries and give first aid. You may voluntarily assist the victim to the degree that you are trained.

D.  Check your immediate area for safety hazards and report to Floor Warden, Supervisor and Building Management.

E.  Extinguish any fires if possible and you are trained to do so. Don't light matches or flames. No smoking.

  F.    Turn off gas if you: smell gas, see a broken pipe or are ordered to do so.

          Report any gas odors to Building Management.

G.  Turn off water or electricity is it is causing a hazard or pipe is broken.

H.  Listen for new or instructions over radio or TV.

I.     Ration food and water

J.    Use telephone only for dire emergencies. Check to make sure that all telephones are on its phone cradle.

K.  Do not use the stairwells until they are safety checked and you are notified that they are safe.

L.    Help others stay calm.

M.  Do turn off all electrical devices.

N.  Don't use the elevators.


 Web sites with additional Information include: www.ready.gov www.abag.org