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September is National Preparedness Month

Post Date:09/05/2019 5:00 PM

September is National Preparedness Month

National 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: Prepared. Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. 

This month, the Corona Fire Department and Corona Police Department are sharing top tips to help you become better prepared!

Week 1

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training

The Corona Police Department will be presenting a “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” or CRASE training class on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Santiago High School Theater (1395 E. Foothill Pkwy). The seminar is free, but you must register to attend. High school students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to participate. Register online at

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 of hours, you can learn how to save a life. Sign up for the next CPR training class to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Register online at

Week 2

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. 

Get MyID Medical Profile QR Code Stickers

Give first responders instant access to your MyID medical profile. Pick up free QR code stickers at Corona Fire Headquarters (735 Public Safety Way) or your local station and place them on your bike, helmet, watch, and/or key chain in case of an emergency. Click here to learn more!

Week 3

Teens: Join Corona's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

As a teen, there are probably a lot of things you’re told you can’t do. But there is one very important thing you can do: Learn to protect yourself, your family, and your friends in case of a disaster. The City of Corona will hold a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program November 1-3, 2019 for teens ages 15 and up. Learn what to do in the event of a disaster. Register online at

Drive 4 Life Teen Driver Safety Class

The Corona Police Department’s Drive 4 Life class focuses on the four most common factors that lead to fatal traffic collisions involving young drivers. The program includes short movies, dynamic presentations, and interactive role-playing. The next class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Register online at

Week 4

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! To learn more, visit

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 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

For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit the City of Corona’s Emergency Preparedness webpage

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