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November 1, 2005 > Emergency Preparedness informational meeting

Emergency Preparedness informational meeting

A few months back, Hurricane Katrina showed how ill-prepared the Federal government was to rapidly send aid to the citizens of the Gulf Coast states. Ultimately, the response was slow and full of confusion. People lost their lives as a result.

You are mistaken if you believe that government will immediately come to your aid after a major natural disaster. You must take measures to be self-sustaining for a minimum of at least seven days. FEMA had now suggested that you store two weeks of food and water.

We live in an active earthquake fault zone. It is a reality that a major earthquake will strike. And when this occurs, we must all be prepared.

Ask yourselves the following questions:

Do we have two weeks of water and food stored in case of a natural disaster? Do we have a large emergency first aid kit and all the needed family medications? Do we have an established emergency contact list outside the Bay Area? Do our neighbors know we have elderly parents in our home and will check on them if we are not home when the earthquake occurs?

So, if you have answered "yes" on some of the above questions and had said "no" to at least one item listed above, it is extremely critical that you and your family attend the Ardenwood District Informational Meeting.
Battalion Commander Rich Dickinson will speak about his firsthand experience while in Biloxi, Miss., Division Chief Vic Valdes will talk about Citizen Corps and Tom Guarino, public relations for PG&E will speak about safety and preparedness.

Fremont Fire Dept. and PG&E Present Safety and Personal Preparedness
Wednesday, November 9
7- 8:45 p.m.
Fukaya Room-B Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont

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