The idea for Survivault™ came to company founder Roy Forbes during volunteer work on an initiative by the City of Los Angeles to get neighborhoods and individuals better prepared for earthquakes and other disasters. A native of Los Angeles, Roy has lived through every major earthquake to rock the area beginning with the 6.6 Sylmar Quake in 1971. He has completed the nationally respected CERT disaster response training program (Community Emergency Response Team), as well as the Red Cross First Aid & Adult/Child CPR/AED training. Roy is Chairman of the Floodplain Management Steering Committee for the City of Los Angeles, and is in the process of attaining an FCC ham radio license which will allow him to facilitate emergency communications during disaster situations.