Dear Neighbor,

You’re here because something has triggered a sense of concern.  Can we help?  Here are the two beliefs that drive this site.

1.  We face a continuing risk of disaster.

Lightning behind power poleWe believe there’s a continuing risk from disaster, natural and man-made.  Anything can happen, and someday will.

2.  In a real emergency, local authorities will be overwhelmed.

To improve our chances of getting through, we need to know more and prepare more. To that end, we offer practical, simple and proven steps focused on three areas:

Family —  Neighborhood — Workplace

Survival in all three arenas depends on you and other family members, or co-workers, taking care of some basics.

If you spend a few minutes on the site, you’ll see that we continually add short reports, dealing with these basics.  We call them ADVISORIES.  Sometimes they deal with actual experiences we’ve had and other times they go into detail about important emergency resources we are made aware of.  Some of the recent and most popular:

Would a reminder once in a while help you stay tuned in and up to speed on the latest preparedness issues? Sign up for our weekly Advisories.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We are always tuned in to Emergency Planning!

Joseph Krueger and Virginia Nicols

Joe Krueger and Virginia Nicols. Your Emergency Plan Guide Team




“Even if you are well-prepared, your chances of a safe survival are threatened if others around you are NOT prepared. Emergency Plan Guide helps organize teams in your neighborhood and workplace. Please share this site with friends, family and colleagues.”



Joe Krueger and Virginia Nicols live in earthquake country. They’ve worked with major corporations on disaster recovery programs and have headed up their neighborhood CERT team for the past 14 years. Both are certified graduates of the FEMA CERT,  NIM and ICS programs. In addition, Joe holds a General Class Amateur Radio Operator’s license and is certified by the American Red Cross in Emergency Shelter Management. They share the writing of weekly Advisories for Emergency Plan Guide; Joe is particularly interested in security issues, Virginia wants to get people off their backsides to take action!