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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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The updated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training includes revised information on disaster medical operations, terrorism and specific hazards. Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Learn what to do before, during and after. From savings to insurance, find out what you need to do to get prepared financially before a disaster. The Youth...
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Choose Safety Owl's earthquake kits for your home and get prepared for the next shake. All our emergency kits are designed to help you survive the earthquakes. Take the step for yourself, your family, and your loved ones today, and get the peace of mind that you are prepared for the inevitable....
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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...
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After protecting us for more than 100 years, the Embarcadero Seawall is in desperate need of repair. With San Francisco’s iconic waterfront at risk, the City stands ready to save it. The Port of San Francisco is leading the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program, a citywide effort to create a more...
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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 code regulators. The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by advancing the science and...
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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 your home – to its foundation. Seismic Safety evaluates and performs structural-foundation reinforcements that will reduce the risk of earthquake-induced damage to your home. We offer house bolting...
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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 attack. The first 24-72 hours following a disaster are critical. Having the right bug out bag,...
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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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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. Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) was developed to help homeowners lessen the potential for damage to...
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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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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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