Preparing the ESRD community for an emergency before it occurs is a priority at Network 18. Living with a chronic illness that requires ongoing life sustaining treatment makes being prepared of the utmost importance. On this page you will find resources to help you to get prepared and stay connected in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
To notify us of your facility closure, complete the Facility Temporary Closure / Interruption in Service Form and return it to the Network.
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State Water Resources Control Board
The California Environmental Protection Agency has some useful templates available on their website for any concerns there may be with water (including: unsafe water, boil water notices and water outage notices).
KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition – www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.
Disaster Planning Resources
- Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF)
- Clamp & Disconnect: “How to Get Off of a Dialysis Machine in an Emergency Evacuation” (PDF)
- Summer Safety (PDF)/Seguridad Durante el Verano (PDF – SPANISH)