Resources

Boost your RQ (Readiness Quotient) with the help of these comprehensive checklists.

Download what you need from our buffet of checklists with information about recommended supplies, community and government resources, and more.

  • “Home Kit” supply list
    A list of 15 essential items to get you through a 1-3 day emergency, plus a list of another 20 you will want on hand for a longer crisis.
  • “Go Kit” supply list
    A list of 13 essential items you should keep in a travel bag under your bed and/or in the trunk of your car.
  • Important Documents List
    A list of important personal documents you might need to produce following a disaster.
  • First-Aid Kit supply list
    Recommendations from the American Red Cross for a well-stocked first-aid kit.
  • Disaster Preparedness Activity Calendar
    A 24-week calendar of preparedness activities suggested by the American Red Cross.
  • Preparedness for Pets
    “Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense.” A brochure produced by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), in conjunction with the ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), The Humane Society of the U.S., The American Kennel Club and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Mobility Impaired Tips
    Disaster tips for people with mobility challenges. Developed by the Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco, CA.
  • Drop, Cover, Hold Brochure
    “When the Ground Shakes.” A brochure advising “how to be safe in an earthquake.”  Produced by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management.
  • Winter Storm Emergency Checklist
    A comprehensive list of supplies and activities to prepare your home for the event of power outages and other emergencies. Produced by TakeWinterByStorm.org. Note: this publication repeats and combines information from many of the previous lists.
  • Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now – LargePrint
    A large-print version of a brochure with generalized information about disaster preparedness. Produced by FEMA.
  • HELP / OK Alert Placard
    A window placard designed by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management to advise first responders of the emergency status of home occupants.
  • Family Emergency Plan
    A multi-page planning form produced by Ready.gov and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Preparedness on a Budget
    A list of tips and suggestions for ways to save money while still staying safe. Produced by TakeWinterByStorm.org.
  • Small Steps to Better Preparedness
    A list of low-effort, high-impact suggestions for preparing your home for emergencies. Produced by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management.
  • West Seattle Emergency Hub Map
    A map detailing the location of 12 emergency communication hubs in West Seattle. Produced by WestSeattleBePrepared.org.
  • Greater Seattle Emergency Communications Hub Map
    A 2018 map detailing the location of 151 emergency communication hubs in Greater Seattle.
  • Greater Seattle Emergency Communications Hub List
    A 2018 address list of 151 emergency communication hubs in Greater Seattle.