This September - Remember, Prepare and Plan with your Family
This September will mark the eleven year anniversary of 9/11 and we ask you to take time to remember those lost as well as time to make sure you are prepared for future emergencies. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), which was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency. Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities and families just like yours. This September, please prepare in the event your family must go for a few days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services. Just follow these three steps: Make a Plan. Build a Kit. Get Trained.
Make a Plan - Develop a family emergency preparedness plan so that everyone in your household knows what to do. Visit Ready.gov
to get started with your family plan.
Build A Kit - Every household in Newport Beach should have a disaster supply kit with enough supplies for all household members. Click here
for step-by-step instructions.
Get Trained - Join the Newport Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program this fall to become a certified disaster service worker ready to help the Newport Beach community. There are two fall CERT training programs:
a Tuesday-Thursday evening program that begins on Thursday, October 4; and
an all-day Saturday program that begins on Saturday, October 13.
Complete CERT program schedules and program applications are available at: http://newportbeachca.gov/CERT. The training program is free of charge for Newport Beach residents and $40 for non-residents.
For additional information on the Newport Beach CERT program, call (949) 644-3112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.