For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Khin Chin, Office of Emergency Services, (510) 981-5506

Simple steps you can take to check your preparedness

Berkeley, California (Thursday, March 05, 2009) - Berkeley Fire Department reminds you of simple preparedness actions to take when you set your clocks forward on March 8 for Daylight Savings Time:

Remember that, after a catastrophic earthquake, government resources may not be available for several days. It is essential that every household and family be prepared to survive on its own for 5-7 days until services can be restored. Take the time now to stock up on disaster supplies and to make a plan for yourself and your family on where to meet following an earthquake. A few other things you can do:

For more information, please contact Berkeley's Office of Emergency Services, at
(510) 981-5605 or visit