When Disaster Strikes – Are You Ready?

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The Bay Area received it’s biggest earthquake  in 25 years last week. If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

As last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake  erupted from the Napa region, Bay Area residents were reminded that everything can change and preparedness is the key.

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

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National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. It’s important to understand emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you.

As commendable as they may be in their profession of assisting those in need, police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care for at least a short period of time following an incident; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

Stay tuned for more emergency preparedness information including a FREE 2 hour CPR & AED Red Cross Training Certification Course. The City of Concord will also be hosting their annual Emergency Preparedness Fairs as well as Certified Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) 6 week Emergency Preparedness Course!

If you have any resources or information you think we should share this month, submit that information by clicking here.

Have you taken any of the classes mentioned above? Do you have an emergency preparedness story? Share it with us!

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