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Do you have sufficient plans and supplies in place to keep your business operating and your family safe if a major earthquake were to strike the East Bay today?

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Emergency Prep


The Bay Area is one of the best places in the world to live, work, and do business. The quality of life here is unsurpassed, and continues to attract people and businesses from around the country, and around the world.

But there is another feature of living in the Bay Area that is not as attractive: It’s also one of the most earthquake zones in the world.

Unlike other natural disasters, there is no “earthquake season:” Earthquake season in the Bay Area is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A devastating earthquake can strike anytime, anywhere, with no notice.

Recognizing the critical importance of preparing for a devastating earthquake, especially along the Hayward Fault – an earthquake which all credible seismologists predict will hit without warning within the next 20 – 25 years, The Emeryville Chamber of Commerce adopted a policy to make Emergency and Disaster Preparedness the first focused effort of the Healthy City Initiative Program.

The Emeryville Chamber of Commerce has now been officially recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) as a QuakeSmart Chamber (, a program of the SafeAmerica Foundation in cooperation with FEMA. QuakeSmart believes that no community can fully recover until its business community is back up and running.

This section of the Healthy City Initiative website contains links to a variety of quality on-line resources that contain valuable information that can help you prepare yourself, your family, your home, your business, your children’s school and your employees for the inevitable earthquake or other emergency.

The Emeryville Chamber of Commerce maintains an Earthquake Preparation Center at the Chamber office which is a repository of earthquake preparation literature.

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Emeryville on the Bay

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Leadership East Bay