Ready Marin is Marin County’s website for information on emergency preparedness, whether you are just learning or an experienced emergency volunteer. Our mission is to provide guidance, training and resources to keep you and your family safe during an emergency, whether it requires you to evacuate or shelter in place. You will find information and links to resources, checklists, and training opportunities. Let’s get prepared.

“Preparedness is everyone’s job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society — service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen — should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.”
Craig Fugate, Administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Overview of ReadyMarin.org

  • Plan & Prepare
    Learn what supplies you should store at home, work and in your car to take care of yourself and your family for 5-7 days. This includes how much water to store, how to build a kit and a family evacuation plan, and means of communication in an emergency.
  • Get Ready
    Get Ready is a county-sponsored 2-hour training, facilitated by our local Fire Departments and community volunteers, that will provide you with an overview of how to prepare your family and home. Recognizing that helping your children prepare is critical, we have activities and resource links in the ReadyKids section to comfortably bring them into the process. Additionally, a 1-hour Get Ready 5th Grade course is available to all 5th graders. Don’t forget your pets! ReadyPets has great ideas to keep them safe too. We also have a Ready Business section representing the Marin Business Emergency Readiness Program, designed to help Marin County businesses handle major emergencies and local disasters.
  • CERT
    For those of you who wish to step beyond preparing your home and reach out to help your community in an emergency, train to be a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member. This 18-hour national program will teach you skills to organize and help out in your neighborhood and community in the event of a large scale emergency/disaster. If you are a CERT graduate, we provide volunteer opportunities as well as advanced simulation events and training to both maintain, and grow, your skill set.
  • Resources
    We have listed great resources and links to help you prepare to whatever level you wish. Got questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section and if we are missing something, send your questions to info@readymarin.org and we’ll post the answers.
  • News & Events
    Subscribe to our News & Events blog to get tips, volunteer activities, training information and more.

FEMA logoThis project is supported by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2011 Homeland Security Grant #97-067 awarded by the State of California Office of Homeland Security (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of DHS.