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In 2013 I moved from Denver to San Francisco. I was excited for the opportunities and experiences that came with my new surroundings, but always had a fear of earthquakes in the back of mind. My first one came a year after my move, when the M6.0 Napa Valley quake hit the Bay Area at 3:20 a.m. I woke the instant the shaking started, and was too rattled (ha ha) to fall back asleep. I decided at that moment that I would learn how to protect myself and others in case of earthquakes and other common natural disasters.

I've spent the last few years taking emergency response community training courses and learning about what to do before, during, and after an emergency. The education was tremendously empowering: there are so many small and easy things that can make you much safer and more prepared. I began sharing that information with friends, and from that The Disaster Gal was born. 

Whether you want to learn how to use a fire extinguisher or need to get your emergency kit up to par, I'm here to help you get there. You got this!


Kate Ellis-Hill, Founder