Local AND Emergency Information
Marie Waldron, Assemblywoman AD75 “from the trenches” FALL 2014 -
We live in a dangerous region: Be prepared. The summer is over and the fall fire season is rapidly approaching. We all had a taste of what can happen last May when a series of wildfires struck throughout San Diego County. Fires, earthquakes, floods and landslides, all occur with regularity in Southern California; it is only a matter of time until the next natural disaster strikes. Consequently, we should prepare for disasters and emergency situations of all types. Creating a family disaster plan, including where to meet, how to keep in touch, how to secure your home and what to do with pets and livestock must be planned in advance. Once an emergency hits, it’s too late.
More information about disaster preparedness is available at:
California Emergency Management Services: www.calema.ca.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: www.ready.gov
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Cal Fire: www.fire.ca.gov
Center for Disease Control: www.emergency.cdc.gov
Fire Safe Council: www.cafiresafecouncil.org/
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program has been established to assist first responders and to provide training and emergency assistance in areas impacted by natural or man-made disasters. To learn more about CERT programs in your area, please visit:
San Diego County: www.sandiegocounty.gov/oes/community/oes_jl_CERT.html
North County C.E.R.T. (Citizens Emergency Response Team) Under the direction of the North County Fire Protection District, CERT members are also trained to provide damage assessment, victim assistance, shelter management and evacuation guidance.
The San Diego County Emergency www.sdcounty.ca.gov/oes
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