Disaster Response


Resources for Individuals/Families

If you are interested in disaster preparedness for yourself and loved ones, please visit our Resources for Individuals page. You will find a few simple bullet points that will help guide you create a Family Disaster Plan, a LISTOS Disaster Plan, Register for emergency alerts within your county, find where you can purchase an Disaster Preparedness Kit and more. For more detailed information, please




Resources for your Church

Disasters usually happen without much notice. We do not need to be caught off guard, we can do our due dilligence and prepare. Within our Disaster Resources for Church page, you will find a sample church disaster plan, guidelines on what to do during a power outage, CISM training infomration and more. For more information on preparing your church in the event of a disaster, please 


San Diego Fire Resources:

SDFD Fire Instructions - English

SDFD Fire Instructions - Spanish

Family Disaster Plan - English 

Ready, Set, Go!   San Diego Fire-Rescue Department provides information on the instructions for wild land fires.  No one knows when or where the next major wildfire will occur in our region. But it is a question of when -- not if -- it will happen.  That's why San Diego Fire-Rescue has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to create the Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guide in English and in Spanish.   We hope you will read the guide, and follow its advice.   https://www.sandiego.gov/fire/safety/tips/readysetgo 

Earthquake Preparedness 

Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a public-private-grassroots partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve earthquake and tsunami preparedness, mitigation and resiliency. https://www.earthquakecountry.org

Every year approximately 500 earthquakes occur in the state of California that are large enough to be felt. San Diego County, in comparison to other southern California areas, has sparse seismicity. However, since 1984, earthquake activity in San Diego County has doubled over that of the preceding 50 years. We hope you will visit this webpage, and follow its advice.  https://www.readysandiego.org/earthquake/ 

Listos California

Preparing for emergencies and disasters like wildfires, floods, power shut-offs, and earthquakes can be as easy as planning ahead. Listos California and our partners are empowering communities and individuals to get informed, get ready, and get involved. Listos California wants everyone to get ready and establish resilient communities and build a new culture of disaster preparedness for all Californians.

Start your journey toward disaster preparedness! Text LISTOSCA to 72345 to sign up for our free and easy text message curriculum, and download our Disaster Ready Guide for more tips: https://listossd.org/dg 

Follow our 5 steps to be ready:
-Get alerts
-Make a plan
-Pack a Go Bag
-Build a Stay Box
-Help friends & neighbors

Resources that you will find on the webpage include:

  • How to Practice Drop, Cover and Hold On (English/ Espanol)
  • Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes; San Diego County Edition (English/ Espanol)

Mental Health Guide From Listos California & The Surgeon General

You already know to have a Go Bag packed if you need to evacuate. Now, take healthy steps for mental wellness with a First Aid Kit for Your Mind.

Even as the state’s economy recovers, jobs return and schools reopen, some Californians may not feel “back to normal” due to the lingering impact of chronic stress during the pandemic. Destructive events like a wildfire or earthquake can also trigger stress and worry, even after they're over.

To help Californians maintain mental well-being, recognize when they need mental health support, and help them receive guidance from diverse resources, Listos California has created a First Aid Kit for Your Mind.

The First Aid Kit for Your Mind offers simple, no-cost tools to assess signs of stress and learn what works to feel better. Recommendations include:

  • Connecting with family and friends for strength and solace
  • Exercise, healthy food, mental quietness and good sleep to build resilience
  • Reaching out for help to speed recovery

Documents to provide anyone experiencing Crisis :

The documents on this page are made available to assist those who are caring for those going through a difficult time. In addition, some of these documents may be copied and directly given to those who are experiencing a crisis. If you have helpful information that you would like to share as a resource please send it to Gerrilyn.Mattox@sdrock.com

10 Questions to Ask

Biblical Renewal & Stress Management

CISM Handout

Compassion Satisfaction-Fatigue Brief Self-Test

Family Recovery from Terror

Frequently Asked Questions in Disasters

Helping Children & Adolescents in Grief

Hope When Disillusionment Sets In

How to Step up in the Face of Disaster (Video)

Military Memorial Benefits

Practical Grief Assistance Part 1

Practical Grief Assistance Part 2

Preparing to Meet with Mortuary

San Diego County Mortuary and Cremation Services

Speaking Points on Suicide

Spiritual Care Various Religions

Temporary Shelters Points vs. Shelters

The Meaning of Assistance

The Ten Commandments for Couples

What to do During a Power Outage

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