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September is National Preparedness Month

Post Date:09/05/2017 4:45 p.m.

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s National Preparedness Month campaign through focuses on planning under the theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

The goal of National Preparedness Month 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? 

Take a moment to read through simple tips to improve your emergency preparedness: 

Make a Plan for Yourself, Family, and Friends
Planning is easier than you think, follow a simple checklist and make your own plan today! 

Next, make sure to sign up for the City of Corona’s emergency alert system! The City of Corona, along with Cassidian Communications (formerly PlantCML), has instituted an improved local notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within the city. 

Plan to Help your Neighbor and Community
Disaster strikes when we least expect it. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. Learn how to save a life by taking simple actions immediately following a disaster. Learn how to be the help until help arrives. 

Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit. Give yourself financial peace of mind & create an emergency savings account that can be used in a crisis. Also, make sure to make digital copies of important documents and save them on the cloud or a secure cell phone app in case disaster strikes.

Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
Consider joining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program! CERT 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 to take place this November, 2017. Learn more about the training and sign up online, visit the CERT section of this webpage.

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

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