Archived News Release from 2007
For Immediate Release
What Will You and Your Family Do in a Disaster?
Learn the Right Answer at Redwood City's "Are You Ready?" Disaster Preparedness Overview Class
Redwood City, CA - August 22 , 2007 - "Are You Ready?" is a quick and informative introduction to disaster preparedness, providing the basics of how to prepare for and live through the aftermath of a major emergency. Every individual, family, and group of community members will greatly benefit from this very useful overview of disaster preparedness – in just two hours, participants will gain the basics and have a higher level of confidence in what they need to do in the event of a disaster.
Interested community members can sign up now for “Are You Ready?” which is scheduled for:
- Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fire Station #9
755 Marshall Street
Advance registration is required – you can register for this session online , or call 780-7400.
This FREE class covers the basics of what to do before, during, and after a major emergency. Participants will learn how to get informed, put together a kit, and make a plan. "Are You Ready?" class size is limited, so interested community members are encouraged to sign up for one of these sessions now!
Training materials and instruction are provided by the Redwood City Fire Department. The success of Redwood City’s disaster preparedness program depends on neighbors throughout the community learning how to help themselves, their families, and one another in the event of an emergency.
Redwood City urges neighbors to become a part of this citizen-based disaster response team, and to encourage friends and neighbors to become involved. For those wishing a more intensive, in-depth training in disaster preparedness, the City offers its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, a 20-hour series of classes currently offered once a year. Information on CERT is also available online.
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Captain Ernesto Gomez
Redwood City Fire Department