EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

What will you do when a catastrophe strikes? How do you prepare your homeowners for an emergency?

The resource material available on this page is a great start to planning for everything from the low probability worst-case scenario to handling common concerns that arise as part of multi-family residential living and also offer ideas for emergencies related to single-family homes spread across many acres.

There are two main types of preparation: INDIVIDUAL UNIT and PROPERTY-WIDE.

EXAMPLES: EMERGENT EVENTS

  • Medical | Fire | Major Water / Sewer Discharge / Backup / Leak | Power Failure | Natural Gas Leak or Explosion | CO2 Alarms

  • Earthquake | Tsunami | Acts of Terrorism

  • Active Shooter | Active Burglary

EXAMPLES: URGENT EVENTS

  • Lack of Air Conditioning (A/C) in the summer months | Lack of Heat in the winter months | Minor Leaks

General RESOURCES

REMEMBER: Your residents are NOT going to pull out a binder in an emergency. A double-sided, laminated 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 14 page is as much as you can expect.

Emergency Preparedness Guide - WA Emergency Management
Prepare In a Year - Emergency Preparedness Guide
Seattle OED Be Prepared Webpage
Natural Disasters: How Community Associations Protect Themselves
CAI Best Practices for Natural Disasters
Before and After Disaster Strikes Book

Regional RESOURCES

Fire

Earthquake & Tsunami Preparedness

When An Earthquake Strikes Poster.PDF

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - the fine print

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