Ready, Set, Earthquake!

Ready, Set, Earthquake!

We are very proud to announce the release of our first video, Ready, Set, Earthquake! This short promotional piece shows how our training events work, and illustrates the benefits of combining discovery-based learning and live-action roleplay. It came about, in part,...
“Does everyone have pants?”

“Does everyone have pants?”

In this time of Zoom, not wearing pants has become an occasional embarrassment, and a common joke. However, participants in our most recent event realized first-hand that it can be a harsh reality of disaster, “… we may end up leaving this home, pretty much with just...
We don’t tell people what to do

We don’t tell people what to do

We put discovery at the center of our learning experiences. That’s a bit different from what others do. Conventional drill- or exercise-based disaster preparedness efforts start by telling people what they should do. Then they give them a chance to practice...
We couldn’t have said it better!

We couldn’t have said it better!

It’s always satisfying to hear others humming to your beat. The New York Times published an article a few days ago that hums to ours. In How to Prepare Your Community for a Disaster, New York Times writer Alan Henry summarizes an interview with Mitch Stripling,...
Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

On Nov 11, 2017, a major earthquake struck Ross Ct in Palo Alto CA. Here’s the full report. 21 residents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats smelled gas leaks, watched a transformer fizzle and spark, and were without water and power for several days. Afterward, they were joined...
Getting rid of your nightlight could save your life

Getting rid of your nightlight could save your life

  Flashlights. They’re on every list of Things You Should Have in Case of Emergency. Keep one in your car, in your briefcase, next to your bed. That’s good advice. But let’s talk about the one next to your bed. Are the batteries still good? Is it buried in that...