Did you know that September is recognized as National Preparedness Month to encourage you to be prepared before disaster strikes? This year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”, stresses the importance of taking action to prepare NOW! The Fire District’s ReadyRC program offers all the resources you need to get a kit, make a plan and be informed should a disaster strike.
Want to learn more? Join us on Saturday, September 16th at Honeyville Farms for the 5th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Honeyville, a retail store specializing in long term food storage and emergency preparedness supplies, has partnered with the Fire District to host this event at their Rancho Cucamonga store, located at 9175 Milliken Ave. Numerous exhibitors, including Red Cross, Home Depot, PetSmart and more, will provide information on preparedness and self-reliance topics. Honeyville Farms will also offer in-store demonstrations, food samples and classes on topics such as water storage, purification, and cooking without power. Don’t miss out on the door prize drawings for water filters, water storage containers, freeze dried foods and more!
Looking for hands-on training to build more disaster preparation skills? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course prepares you, your family and your neighborhood for any emergency. The CERT Basic series is taught over the course of a weekend and offered twice a year – all for FREE! Learn the basics of the emergency response system, fire safety and utility controls, basic first aid as well as search and rescue plus lots more! The next course is scheduled for September 22 – 24 so register now at www.RCPark.com.
With all these ways to prepare, we know you’re going to want to test out your plan and newly learned skills. Mark your calendar for the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill which is scheduled for 10:19 a.m. on October 19th. Join millions of people as they practice how to “drop, cover and hold on.” More information coming soon!