In the wake of recent major disasters, residents are urged to be prepared for emergencies – California News

In the wake of recent major disasters, residents are urged to be prepared for emergencies – California News

National Preparedness Month occurs every September to encourage and inform all citizens to be better prepared for emergencies in their communities.

Safety officials said that this is a particularly important and timely message because of recent natural disasters, including the devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida and the powerful earthquake in southern Mexico.

The Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov), sponsored annually by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, aims to promote preparedness through public involvement all year long.

Fontana will be hosting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes next month, helping local residents learn how to take care of themselves, their families, and their neighborhood after a disaster. The program was previously being coordinated by the Fontana Police Department but is now being overseen by the San Bernardino…

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