Emergency Preparedness and Earthquake Drill At the Fontana Community Senior Center
Fontana, California, September 20, 2011 – The Mayor and City Council invite the public to participate in Emergency Preparedness programming at the Fontana Community Senior Center on Thursday, October 20 at 10:20 a.m.
The California Shakeout is a statewide event where thousands of people participate in one giant earthquake drill. The senior center is partnering with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), West Valley, to host “The Great California Shake Out” on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. The earthquake drill will be followed by two emergency preparedness seminars at 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Earthquakes can shake the state at any time; take this opportunity to practice necessary steps to stay safe. Seminars following the earthquake drill will teach “How to Survive the First 72 hours after a Major Disaster.”
“RSVP, West Valley is proud to collaborate with the Fontana Community Senior Center in the Great California Shake Out on October 20,” says Audrey McConville, Director of RSVP, West Valley in San Bernardino County. Many Californians need to be prepared if and when an earthquake strikes and this informative seminar will help them become more emergency savvy, said McConville. The “Great California Shake Out” earthquake drill will be the largest earthquake drill to ever take place in the United States.
What will YOU be doing at 10:20 a.m. on October 20? Join the millions of other Californians who will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!” for The Great California Shakeout event. Sign up to participate today by calling (909) 854–5182 or visit the resource area located in Fontana Community Senior Center at 16710 Ceres Avenue.