Japantown Prepared!
     This 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.
  1. Get yourselves (ourselves) outfitted with basic emergency supplies at home, at work and in your car.
  2. Know how to turn off gas lines and water mains where you are.
  3. Make sure you have a contact plan for your family in place.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
    Helpful links:

    Family 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 contact
Graciela Hernandez at (408) 277-4595 or email sjprepared@sanjoseca.gov



Emergency Preparedness Kit

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 prescription drugs
  • Adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to turn off the gas and water supply
  • Chlorine bleach and instructions for purifying water
  • Candles and matches
  • Blankets, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and heavy gloves