Archived News Release from 2007
For Immediate Release
Recent Earthquake is a Reminder! Community Encouraged to Get the Basics of Disaster Preparedness in Redwood City 's "Are You Ready?" Class
Redwood City, CA - November 1st, 2007– This week’s earthquake did not do any significant damage, fortunately. But it should be a wake-up call for our entire community that they need to be prepared for this or other disasters.
The Redwood City Fire Department’s "Are You Ready?" program 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 such as earthquake, fire, or flood. 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 the upcoming session of “Are You Ready?” which is scheduled for:
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sandpiper Community Center
797 Redwood Shores Parkway
Advance registration is required - to register for this session, go 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 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 at www.redwoodcity.org.
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Captain Ernesto Gomez
Redwood City Fire Department