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Experience from the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake has confirmed what previous engineering studies have stressed: Almost all serious damage to wood frame houses has been a result of either 1) insufficient connections between frame and foundation and/or 2) insufficient lateral bracing (shear-strength) in the load bearing, supporting walls. Without adequate frame-to-foundation...
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British Columbia is highly vulnerable to earthquake damage. The so-called Ring of Fire which circles the Pacific Ocean and includes Canada’s west coast, is the most active area in the world for major earthquakes. Approximately one thousand earthquakes are recorded each year on Canada’s west coast. Most are too small to be felt and do not threaten to cause damage. Also, several larger events...
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Innovative earthquake fasteners and seismic straps designed to save lives during earthquakes Our disaster preparedness supplies secure hundreds of homes, hospitals, laboratories and fortune 500 companies throughout the US. For earthquake readiness survival kits and supplies, shop SAFE-T-PROOF....
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We sell 72 hour survival kits, safety dvds, for earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, disasters, and earthquake shutoff valves. Being prepared can help you during those critical hours or days after a catastrophic earthquake, hurricane, tsunamis, tornado, fire, car breakdown or terrorist...
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The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building...
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If an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure, our intention is for the survival products and safety products offered here at SOS Survival to have no less than a ton of value to you. With the current ongoing trend toward accumulation of emergency preparedness supplies, you may be surprised to know our collection of safety and emergency response products and outdoor supplies has...
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In June 2014, San Francisco voters approved the $400 million Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond (ESER 2014) to continue the vital work of the ESER program and pay for repairs and improvements that will allow San Francisco to quickly respond to a major earthquake or disaster. The first phase of the program, ESER 2010, was approved by voters in June 2010 and continues to make...
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Quite simply, it means Earthquake Hazard Reduction. Earthquake retrofit for wood frame buildings addresses what is known as “The Earthquake Weakness” – which involves the attachments of the structure – your home – to its foundation. Seismic Safety evaluates and performs structural and foundation reinforcements that will reduce the risk of earthquake-induced damage to your home. We offer house...
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Shop with confidence! Low Price Guarantee! We are not a dropshipper! We carry our products in stock! You save money and get your items faster! Huge Savings All Year Long! Shipping Discounts on Large Orders! Your plan should include different options, one very important decision you will need to make is to stay in home and bunker down or to leave and get out of the area of disaster. Staying in...
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QuakeHold! Earthquake safety products to heavy furniture and secure antiques and collectibles to keep your home and office safe during a disasaster. Therefore, being prepared is your best defense against earthquakes. Earthquake preparedness means securing furniture and breakables, assembling survival kits, and having an emergency plan. Secure your household contents with our state-of-the-art...
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The major program of the foundation is to present, on a periodic basis, the Alfred E. Alquist Medal to individuals, public agencies, corporations, charitable and other organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in basic and applied research, public policy advancement, education, volunteer service and program management in earthquake safety in California. The purpose of the...
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Seismic Safety Products manufactures and sales the Northridge earthquake actuated natural gas and propane shutoff valve that prevents fires and explosions caused by leaking gas after an earthquake. Protect your home and family by installing a Northridge valve by Seismic Safety Products. Our valve automatically shuts off your gas during an earthquake giving you peace of mind. Seismic Safety...
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Now for one of the biggest question facing Californians, what about earthquake insurance? Is it even worth the extremely high premiums that the insurance companies charge? In my opinion, if you use the Northridge Earthquake as an example, NO! It took years for many of the homeowners to see any money from their insurance company, and some homeowners never received payment. Insurance companies...
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