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September is National Preparedness Month

Post Date:09/05/2018 11:30 AM

September Preparedness Month 2018National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, and school. Are you prepared? View helpful tips below.


Week 1

Sign up for Corona's Emergency Notification System

The City of Corona, has a local notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within City of Corona. Because the system uses the 9-1-1 database provided by the local telephone company, only land-line numbers are in the system. If you would like to receive notification by email or text, sign up online at www.CoronaCA.gov/ENS

Download Pulsepoint Mobile App

Have you downloaded PulsePoint? Get the free app on the iTunes Store or Google Play. Be the first to know! The PulsePoint app alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac events nearby so they may provide CPR while help arrives. The app also has a live stream of the latest Corona Fire incident response, so you can stay informed on what is happening in your city! 


Week 2

Join Corona's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, implemented in many communities across the country, is designed to increase individual and community preparedness and self-reliance in the event of man-made or natural disasters. Sign up for the next training this winter. Learn more at www.CoronaCA.gov/CERT

Sign Up for a Free CPR Class 

Disaster strikes when we least expect it, first responders aren’t always nearby. People who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest can die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone close-by. As a family member, friend, or bystander, you can take action and in a couple hours, you can learn how to save a life. Sign up for the next CPR training class at www.CoronaCA.gov/CPR

Prepare Your Emergency Kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. The time to prepare is now! Download an Emergency Kit visual checklist here. 


Week 3: Get Ready for Wildfire

While the beauty of the Cleveland National Forest and the outdoor experiences it offers Corona are a wonderful commodity, living in a Wildland Urban Interface does pose some risk to our Community. When fires start, your firefighters are prepared to protect you and your property; but we need your help. 

The Corona Fire Department in partnership with Cal Fire has published this Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action Plan to give Citizens the tips and tools necessary to prepare for such an event. This plan will teach you how to prepare for a fire long before one starts, what to do when a fire is burning, but not yet threatening you and your property, and finally, knowing when to leave your property to get out f harm's way and allow firefighters to work. 

Get Ready!

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire-resistant building materials. Learn More.

Get Set! 

Before wildfire strikes, it is important that you get Set. Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. There are three main preparation actions

  1. Creating a Wildfire Action Plan
  2. Emergency Supply Kit
  3. Family Communication Plan

Learn More.

Be Ready to Go!

Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early. This includes going through pre-evacuation preparation steps (only if time allows) to increase your home’s defenses, as well as creating a Wildfire Action Plan for your family. Learn more.


Week 4

Get MyID Medical Profile QR Code Stickers

Give firefighters instant access to your MyID medical profile. Pick up free QR code stickers at Corona Fire Headquarters and place them on your bike, helmet, watch, and/or key chain in case of an emergency.

Join us for Public Safety Day

Preparedness is for the whole family! Save the date for next month’s Annual Public Safety Day on October 6, 2018. Click here to view calendar event.

Prepare for the Great Shakeout!

What would you do during an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and hold on during the annual Great California Shakeout on October 18. 

 

For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit the City of Corona's Fire Department webpage.

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