Japantown Business Association

Japantown Prepared!

Keeping safe in case of emergency

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 non-profit organizations in Japantown.



To help residents, businesses and organizations in Japantown get prepared for, respond to and survive an emergency or disaster situation.



  1. Educate the general population to be prepared to exist alone for 72 hours minimum. Coordinate services and sites.
  2. Get outfitted with basic emergency supplies at home, at work and in your car.
  3. Know how to turn off gas lines and water mains where you are.
  4. Make sure you have a contact plan for your family in place.
  5. 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.
  6.  You can also go to Roy's to find additional aid.
  7. Always a good idea to have CPR/First Aid training up to date




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