is a coordinated project supported by many of the organizations in
Japantown, led by retired SJPD Lieutenant Rich Saito and retired SJFD
Captain Jim McClure and a committee which includes neighbors, businesses,
and NPOs in Japantown
PURPOSE: to help residents, businesses and
organizations in Japantown get prepared for, respond to and survive an
emergency or disaster situation.
PLAN: educate population to be prepared to exist alone for 72 hours
minimum. Coordinate services and sites.
- Get yourselves (ourselves)
outfitted with basic emergency supplies at home, at work and in your car.
- Know how to turn off gas lines
and water mains where you are.
- Make sure you have a contact
plan for your family in place.
- If there is an emergency such as
an earthquake and you and those around you are safe, please go to Roy's
Station as a check-in point.
You can also go to Roy's to find additional aid.
- Always a good idea to have
CPR/First Aid training up to date
- First Aid/Cpr trainings to be
offered in Japantown twice annually.
The first training certified two classes of 30 students in CPR/First Aid
and some in Infant First Aid
- Participation in October's CA Shake
Out (earthquake drill)
- Continued communication with the
City of San Jose Emergency Services, CADRE, Red Cross
Emergency Planning Guide (Association of Bay Area Governments-ABAG)
San Jose Fire Department - Office
of Emergency Services
Schedule a FREE Two-Hour
Disaster Preparedness Training
In Two Hours You Can Learn About…
Hazards you should prepare for in San José
Ways to reduce the risks of loss and injury
before disaster strikes
How to create a family disaster plan
What you should include in your personal
and family disaster supplies
Opportunities to become even more involved
and disaster prepared
The presentation can be
shorten to one hour in length in needed.
For more information on how to book your training please
Graciela Hernandez at (408) 277-4595 or email
Prepare and maintain an emergency kit with
enough supplies to be self-sufficient for at least three days and preferably
up to one week.
The kit should include:
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
- One-week supply of water
- One-week supply of non-perishable food and a
manual can opener
- Alternative cooking source
- A first aid kit and handbook
- A-B-C multipurpose fire extinguisher
- Extra medication for those who need
- Adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to turn
off the gas and water supply
- Chlorine bleach and instructions for
- Candles and matches
- Blankets, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and