As the New Year begins, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourages customers to make emergency preparedness not only a resolution but one that comes with an action plan. Simple steps like preparing an emergency supply kit and making an emergency communication plan for the family can help keep loved ones connected and ready for a natural disaster. Recent catastrophic events around the world serve as a reminder that first responders may not be able to respond quickly to everyone who needs help during times of crisis. Services that we have come so accustomed to expect —such as water and power—may not be available. Those are just a few reasons why personal preparedness is so important. "Families are much safer and prepared during an emergency when they've established an action plan," said Barry Anderson, PG&E's vice president of emergency preparedness and response. "Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to understand how you will get to a safe place, how to contact one another, and how to safely react in a variety of emergency situations." A wealth of safety and readiness information, including tips on how to build a disaster supply kit and an emergency communication plan for your family, is available through PG&E's website, at www.pge.com/safety/preparedness/ and through the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.ready.gov. PG&E also provides the following important safety tips to keep customers safe during an electric or gas emergency: • Never go near downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it—and keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. • If you smell or hear escaping gas, get everyone outside to a safe location away from the building and upwind where you can no longer smell natural gas. Once outside, use your phone to call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. • If you suspect a gas leak, do not use electrical switches, appliances or telephones because sparks can ignite gas from broken lines. • Do not check for a gas leak with a match or an open flame. • Always store flammable material safely away from ignition sources like water heaters, furnaces and stoves. • Know when and how to turn off electricity, water and gas at the main switch and valves. • Evaluate your home for safety; including ensuring your home can withstand a serious earthquake or other emergency.
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PG&E is testing its emergency response to a simulated major earthquake in the Bay Area. Hundreds of employees are participating in the two-day drill. The utility routinely practices its response to catastrophic events throughout its service area. PG&E carves out areas within the disaster zone, and sets up base camps. For this exercise, about 120 employees are staffing the base camp at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. In a real life disaster, there could be as many as five base camps. “It’s part of our restoration strategy,” says Barry Anderson, PG&E’s vice president of emergency preparedness and response. “If you think about it, it’s divide and conquer. With all the damage we have we can’t effectively restore or secure the system with our normal operating sites.” Here in Pleasanton, PG&E tests its ability to assess damage, prioritize power restoration, and respond to electric and gas emergencies. As part of the drill, PG&E invites state and local first responders to evaluate its response, and help make any improvements. “This is the third time I’ve had the opportunity to come out and watch PG&E in action,” says Matt Streck, a captain with Cal Fire and a drill evaluator. “Every time, they’re getting better. It’s great to be around people who have customer service as their base corporate culture.” The event also allows PG&E to test its processes and procedures, and new technology. The damage assessment team is trying out iPhone technology to relay information from the field, to create work orders for repairs, making it faster and more accurate that paper reporting. And PG&E’s IT team built a mobile 85-foot communications tower to help increase IT bandwidth. “We have enough bandwidth here for over 200 users,” Anderson says. “We’re printing maps, free flowing and the IT systems are up. That’s a big game changer.” All of this is an effort to keep the public and customers safe during a disaster, and get the power back on safely and as quickly as possible after a disaster strikes. Lessons learned are incorporated into PG&E’s emergency management plan.
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With heavy rains and winds from a major storm expected to pummel much of the state this week, power outages are likely. PG&E has a plan to restore power safely and as quickly as possible to customers and the utility encourages customers to have plans in place to stay safe too. Advanced technology is playing a major role in helping PG&E respond to outages. This includes technology used by PG&E’s Mike Voss, principal meteorologist, and his team in San Ramon who have been carefully monitoring the storm to help guide PG&E’s emergency response. “It’s really about enabling us to prepare in advance, which cuts down on restoration time and cuts down on cost of restoration,” said Voss. New technology and storm outage prediction modeling is helping PG&E pinpoint where problems might occur when the storm arrives on the North Coast tonight and makes its way southward. The opening of the first of three new electric distribution control centers is supporting a new Distribution Management System that uses advanced electronic mapping and SmartMeter data to help operators pinpoint the exact location of an outage, sometimes even before customers report it. “Our operators and dispatchers can see from a single view all this specific and important information, which allows them to understand who’s the closest resource with the right skill set to the trouble, so that we can dispatch in the most expedient fashion possible,” said Gary Cassilagio, director of business applications, PG&E electric distribution operations. Lessons learned from past storms led to the outage prediction modeling and new technology -- much of it tested at PG&E’s Applied Technology Services lab in San Ramon. This includes automated equipment that self-heals the electric grid, minimizing power outages. The new technology and front-end preparation is helping PG&E restore power safely and quickly to customers when the weather gets rough. “When we can get the lights on faster, they’re happy,” said Voss. PG&E offers safety tips for customers experiencing an outage.
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"Safety First!" 55 people… 1 day… Multiple emergencies… Safety and environment colleagues from across DP World’s global portfolio gathered in Dubai for the annual GSE conference. A full day of activities was planned allowing participants to practise a variety of emergency drills in realistic conditions within Jebel Ali Container Terminal. From chemical spills in containers to crane operators requiring rescue, the scenarios tested each team’s ability to collaborate and tackle problems, often in trying conditions, and all the time working against the clock.
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As Italy recovers from a deadly earthquake, in Northern California thousands of people attended a Day of Preparedness in Old Sacramento. Subscribe to KCRA on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1kjRAAn Get more Sacramento news: http://kcra.com Like us:http://facebook.com/KCRA3 Follow us: http://twitter.com/kcranews Google+: http://plus.google.com/+kcra
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Struggle with balancing work and life? Try a new path and turn your bias into action by just ‘doing’ instead of ‘deciding’ how to make it happen. Embrace a design point of view by letting the next steps in your life be revealed to you as you go. Start articulating Who I am, What I believe and What I am doing then interconnect the dots to live coherently. This webinar will give you a taste of what will be taught during the Innovation Masters Series - Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation (XDES400) course held at Stanford University. Learn more: http://scpd.stanford.edu/design/ Alan Watts - Life and Music: https://youtu.be/iuUz9lUtPnU
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The Kansas City District Corps of Engineers hosted a table top exercise for agencies, including the Division of Water Resources, involved with flood emergency response held March 21, 2013 at Melvern Community Center. Douglas Crum, P.E., USACE, said federal dams are assessed and inspected regularly to avoid failure because of dam owners' liability.
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Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Today the Saint Ignatius community said goodbye to our graduating seniors at the school's 158th Commencement Exercises, held this year at the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of San Francisco. We wish our Wildcats the best of luck and hope that they will continue to be men and women with and for others as they leave for college and beyond. Music: www.bensound.com
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MARCOM's "The Emergency Response Plan" Video Program assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and instructs employees who deal with hazardous materials why planning for emergencies is critical for their safety. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances (as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly) they have mandated that anyone working with these materials receive comprehensive training in this area. In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste "from cradle to grave". Since then other regulations have followed, including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. Areas covered in the program include the chain of command, the responsibilities of the Incident Commander, the responsibilities of the HAZMAT Specialist, the responsibilities of the HAZMAT Technician, the responsibilities of the First Responder, communication procedures and the "buddy system", personal protective equipment, safe work practices, and more. The video program comes with a comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, employee quiz, training log and training certificate. This program can be used as the basis for approximately two hours of classroom training. The objective of MARCOM's "The Emergency Response Plan" Video Program is to assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and to instruct employees who deal with hazardous materials why planning for emergencies is critical for their safety. Runtime: 15 min. Year produced: 2004 WWW.SAFETYISSIMPLE.COM
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Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) department of Safety and Security was joined by local law enforcement and emergency responders for a day of training and simulated emergencies. The training included information on responding to active shooters and a hostage situation. Georgia Northwestern was assisted by the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, Rome City Police, Rome Fire Department, Rome 911 Center, Floyd County Police, Redmond Regional EMS, Floyd Medical Center EMS, Floyd County Schools, and others. Georgia Northwestern Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the college's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Georgia Northwestern Technical College (One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, GA 30161, Phone 706-295-6963, Fax 706-295-6944) and not to the Commission's office. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other information, please visit our website at www.GNTC.edu.
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I had to create a 5 minute public emergency briefing video for my Emergency Response & Crisis Comms Class with GWU and it was too big to email or submit online. Apparently a youtube link was the only way to do it...So now I guess the world gets to see it... BTW...preemptively to the world: Yes, I know I'm not wearing Lt Col rank!
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Get your child interested in reading with this cute reading reward chart. The more your child reads, the more the bookworm grows! When the worm is complete, take them to the bookshop to buy the book of their choice! Full details on Kidspot.com.au - Be sure to visit the Kidspot website for fun activities for kids, easy crafts, rainy day activities, dress ups, colouring pages, party games and science experiments Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/kidspotaustralia Join the fun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KidspotAustralia https://www.facebook.com/KidspotAustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/KidspotSocial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kidspot/ Google+ :https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106554061156673425177/+kidspot/posts
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Join Jennie as she takes you on a journey of 'bright spots' that illuminate student creativity in a world that has historically crushed it. Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 Chicago Public Schools, and previously taught math to 4th and 5th graders. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and CPS’ 2012 Tech Innovator of the Year, Jennie has been working to redefine education through effective technology use. She explores how to leverage 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks and iPads to increase student collaboration, self-efficacy and creativity. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog TeachingLikeIt’s2999. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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New Hidden Yosemite feature Mirror your Iphone and Ipad on your Mac computer Screen Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) Tips & Tricks + Hidden Features All work in MAc OSX Yosemite 10.10 and Maverick 2015 Most Watched Video on this channel How to Remove ADWARE MALWARE VIRUS on MAC OSX for FREE for iMac, MacBook Pro, & MacBook Air Most Watched Video on this channel Also check out this Video on how to do this without wires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BByZmIQIkSA Use these tips at your own risk Use these tips at your own risk iphone tethering for iphone developers DISCLAIMER: Use these tips at your own Risk -- mac tutorial for beginners
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Those who have survived live by one rule: never make a sound. Watch the new trailer for #AQuietPlace, starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. In theatres April 6. #StayQuiet Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AQuietPlaceMovie Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuietPlaceMovie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AQuietPlaceMovie Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Connect with Paramount Pictures Online: Official Site: http://www.paramount.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paramount Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ParamountPics Twitter: https://twitter.com/paramountpics YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Paramount"
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Here you can see a Fire Engine and a Fire Officer responding to two separate calls during an evening in Maidstone Town Center in Kent. The fire engine was responding to a bin fire and as their actions suggest, they are unable to find the fire, the crew drives around the two bridges 2 times before going in another direction towards a Travelodge Hotel in the town. The fire officer you can see was responding to a medical call, not far from the center of town. Filmed in Maidstone, Kent, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Video edited with: Cyberlink PowerDirector 14 --------------------------------------------------------------- EXTRA INFO: --------------------------------------------------------------- Country: UK Force/Service: Kent Fire and Rescue Service Vehicle Make/Model: Scania P280, Vauxhall Insignia Role: Rescue Pump, Response Vehicle (Officers car) Number Plate: EU62 AYH, KV62 LBJ Fleet Number: 6006, N/A Camera Used: Sony DSC-WX350 Recorded on: 08/01/18 --------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with me through my: FACEBOOK - @SE999V TWITTER - @EastKent999Vids FLICKR - @se999vphotography INSTAGRAM - @se999v_official LIKE & SUBSCRIBE! For more weekly content! Thanks for watching! © South East 999 Videos - Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited - For licensing queries please email me about it TAGS: Police, Fire, Ambulance, 999, Kent, UK, London, "South East England", "British Emergency Services".
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Kick off National Preparedness Month in September with a free family-friendly event on Aug. 27 in Old Sacramento. California Day of Preparedness will feature demos, first responders, emergency vehicles and food trucks. The Sacramento Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is among 40 organizations confirmed to participate. Watch how they plan to Survive the Wild West.
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40 years after a state of emergency was declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, we bring to you all that you need to know about this monolithic event that occurred on 25th June, 1975. Follow us: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aajtaktv?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/aajtak Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aajtak
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Fire lookout towers on Mount Tamalpais offer some of the most breathtaking views in Northern California. And, for decades, they also provided the first reports of smoke from wildland fires. Today, lookouts are mostly staffed intermittently by volunteers, and the majority of first reports of fire come from people with cell phones – but they’re not always able to describe where they see smoke or fire, making it tough to pinpoint a fire start and dispatch crews. “Early detection is absolutely critical with wildfires,” said Todd Lando of Fire Safe Marin. “The difference of five minutes can make the difference between a fire that’s controllable and a fire that’s not controllable.” But now, thanks to technology and funds from PG&E, there are new eyes in the sky. PG&E funded $2 million dollars to local Fire Safe Councils this fall, to install 28 highly-programmable remote fire sensing cameras on some of the most important lookout towers in California, in Marin, Calaveras, Humboldt and Butte counties. “These cameras are helping fire agencies respond more quickly to fires,” said PG&E’s Pete Dominguez. “It should reduce the spread of fires throughout the service area.” PG&E’s Vegetation Management department works to keep trees from coming in contact with critical pieces of the energy infrastructure like power lines. Paying to buy and install the cameras is part of PG&E’s overall effort to reduce wildfire risk during the extreme drought conditions that have plagued the state for three years now. PG&E partnered with local fire safe councils, CAL FIRE and fire departments to install the cameras and the support software in emergency control centers like this one which will receive the camera data. The cameras capture 360 degree views and send images every four minutes to a server. Computer algorithms will analyze the images and determine if it detects a fire. If a fire is detected, it alerts the work station so dispatchers can confirm and send fire fighters. The cameras can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mark Brown of the Marin County Fire Department said the cameras will allow agencies to detect fires much sooner than in the past. “It will give us more pinpointed information about its location and will give us live time information so we can make strategic decisions,” Brown said.. Lando of Fire Safe Marin praised PG&E for its partnership. “Without the funding from PG&E this system absolutely would not have happened,” he said. “Not for a lack of interest. We wanted this system but simply couldn’t find the funding.” And as California enters what could be another winter of lower than average rainfall, fire agencies are ramping up for another tough fire season, fueled by the dry conditions. The new cameras will provide another layer of detection. “We think it’s going to be another tool in the tool chest that’s going to help us fight wildfires,” Lando said.
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We captured our emergency exercise in February 2015 to demonstrate our approach to safety while testing our Emergency Management program. The purpose of our emergency exercises is to validate and discover enhancements to our plan, practice personnel in response recovery and restoration efforts both at the incident site and from our Emergency Operations Centre, and to practice coordination with other agencies including local first responders, government (municipal, provincial and federal) and regulatory agencies. We manage 25 emergency plans through a yearly schedule involving 18 – 20 tabletop and full scale exercises.
In managing plant operations, preparing for steam outages is an important part of your emergency planning. There are a number of considerations that should be made to keep your costs to a minimum and your shutdown as short as possible. Victory Energy discusses how you can plan to save valuable time and cut costs when the unexpected happens.
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Incident Commander is a NIMS-compliant training tool for Homeland Security. The game puts you in the role of incident commander, challenging you to coordinate a multi-agency (fire, police, EMS, HAZMAT, public works, operations, planning, finance, and logistics units) response using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocol. Work in single player mode to control all units yourself, or assign specific unit command to up to 16 participants and tackle the impending catastrophe as a unified team before the situation spirals out of control. Visit us on the web at http://www.breakawaygames.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/BreakAwayGames Twitter: http://twitter.com/BreakAwayGames
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Note: This is a 360˚ video. If you see a distorted image, make sure you are viewing using one of the options below: COMPUTER: Please view in a compatible browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera) to pan around using the mouse or WASD keys. MOBILE: Open up the video in the YouTube app (iOS or Android) and move the device or swipe the screen to look around. GOOGLE CARDBOARD: Use a Google Cardboard headset and the YouTube app for Android. In which members of SI's Dance Workshop perform routines from their Spring Dance Concert in Weigand Theatre. Filmed at St. Ignatius College Preparatory on March 1, 2016, using the Ricoh Theta S. Visit our website: www.siprep.org Subscribe to SIprepTV on YouTube: www.youtube.com/sipreptv Watch the SITV Announcements on Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/sitv
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In theaters April 27. Get your tickets now: http://www.fandango.com/infinitywar Find out more on Marvel.com - http://bit.ly/2Iv6ouB Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marvel For even more news, stay tuned to: Tumblr: http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvel Google+: https://plus.google.com/+marvel Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/marvelofficial
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Mountain Valley Electric Association workers along with area emergency responders held a drill Thursday to prepare for an actual crisis.
BART Board backs off on plan to cut service to safe money
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Public Agency Video Alert (a few minutes....) (August 2014) On July 15, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board approved Resolution No. 2014-0038 adopting an emergency regulation for statewide urban water conservation, and the emergency regulation became effective on July 28, 2014. The emergency regulation added Sections 863, 864, and 865 to Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations. Section 863 includes the State Board's findings for the emergency regulation. Section 864 identifies four specific prohibitions for outdoor use of potable water. Section 865 establishes mandatory actions required by water suppliers. In general, an urban water supplier must implement the stage of its water shortage contingency plan that imposes mandatory restrictions on outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water or seek approval of an alternate plan that includes an allocation based rate structure that achieves a certain level of water conservation. Water suppliers without an approved water shortage contingency plan must limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscaping or turf to not more than two days per week or implement another mandatory conservation measure intended to achieve certain water conservation levels. In addition, larger urban water suppliers must comply with monthly monitoring report requirements. - See more at: http://www.hansonbridgett.com/Publications/articles/2014-08-VIDEO_water_new-emergency-regulation-water.aspx#sthash.yUNildC2.dpuf
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Description Every day, Florida’s courageous first responders work together to keep Florida safe during all types of hazards… including wildfires near homes and communities. Florida’s first responders are asking for your help to increase safety and accessibility during wildfires with three easy steps. 1. Create a clean, fire-resistant space around the home. 2. Make a family evacuation plan. 3. Evacuate early when wildfire is near. For more, Visit FloridaForestService.com or WildlandFireRSG.org.
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National Preparedness Month and Opening Day at Candlestick Park. Cal EMA along with other emergency response partners such as FEMA, American Red Cross and the Traveling Red Table, Duracell, California Earthquake Authority, USGS, and the San Francisco Fire Department provide the public with information and demonstrations on how to be prepared before during and after a disaster. For more information, visit www.calema.ca.gov
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Kick off National Preparedness Month in September with a free family-friendly event on Aug. 27 in Old Sacramento. California Day of Preparedness will feature demos, first responders, emergency vehicles and food trucks. Sacramento City Fire Department is among 40 organizations confirmed to participate. Watch how they plan to Survive the Wild West.
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To help showcase the need for all residents to develop their own family and workplace emergency preparedness plans, El Paso County Parks hosted the second annual Be Prepared...Don't Be a Zombie zombie run Saturday morning. FOX21 photojournalist AJ Kievenaar was there for all the ghoulish sights and sounds. ----- FOX21 News, dedicated to providing relevant news, information and weather to Southern Colorado. Go to http://FOX21news.com for the latest.
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