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.
- Educate the general population to be prepared to exist alone for 72 hours minimum. Coordinate services and sites.
- Get 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.
- 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, Collaborating Agencies Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE), Red Cross
- Helpful links: PG&E, Family Emergency Planning Guide (Association of Bay Area Governments-ABAG)
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