Step One

The Very Basics

Watch the short video to learn what to do during an EarthShift, then review the Survival Guide.
This is just an overview; you can make your plan in level two.

Watch Intro Video

Review PDF

All the forms can be downloaded in level 2

Step Two

What causes earthquakes

Earthquake Science 101 will explain what causes Earthquakes. Then in the two videos below you can experience what it felt like to be directly above the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The Northridge Earthquake was a 6.7 magnitude that lasted 10-20 seconds. Los Angeles is expecting a 7.8 magnitude Earthquake lasting 90 seconds to two minutes.

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Step Three

How to use a fire extinguisher

Watch the video and learn the basics of how to put out a fire. Keep one fire extinguisher near the entrance of your kitchen and one near an exit door. This easy preparation might just save your home and your neighborhood.



A fire needs three things to burn – fuel, oxygen and heat. This is called the fire triangle.

Take one of these elements away, and a fire can’t burn. That’s what a fire extinguisher does. By applying an agent that cools the burning fuel it removes heat. It can also move and displace surrounding oxygen.


There are multiple types of extinguishers. The most common has three primary purposes, and is called an ABC extinguisher. ABC extinguishers are perfect for homes, because they work on multiple substances, like wood, plastics, electronics, and clothing. There are other extinguisher types on the market.


Fire extinguishers are simple, but effective. Typically, a fire extinguisher is a cylinder containing water or a smothering material. At the top of the cylinder, a smaller cylinder contains compressed gas. A release valve acts as a locking mechanism and prevents this gas from escaping. When you pull the safety pin and squeeze the lever, the compressed gas is released, applying a downward pressure on the fire-extinguishing material. This pushes the material out the nozzle with high amounts of pressure.