More than 20 agencies participating in Emergency Preparedness Fair at Del Monte Center, Monterey
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MONTEREY, Calif. — A free Emergency Preparedness Fair for the community will be held on Saturday, September 22 at Del Monte Shopping Center. The fair, hosted by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and more than 20 local and state emergency agencies, will assist Monterey County residents of all ages in preparing for the next local disaster or personal emergency.
After the many fires in California this year, the floods in North Carolina, and the devastating Soberanes fire in Monterey County in 2016, it is more important than ever for area residents to learn from other disasters and be prepared for one here.
How do I put together an emergency preparedness kit and what should be in it? How much water should I have on hand? If I have to leave my home quickly, what would I take? If I have to go to a shelter, what will I do with my pets? What should I include in a family emergency plan? Get guidance and tools to help you answer those questions and others at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Del Monte Center in Monterey.
Booths will have information on emergency kit essentials — safe food and water, communication sources, home safety, fire extinguisher use, shutting off natural gas, smoke detectors, fire-safe landscaping, navigating roads safely, pet safety, how the Community Emergency Response Team works, and much more. And, demonstration vehicles including firetrucks, the mobile health clinic, and a demonstration trailer will be on hand to show families how to address many hazards, including a home/kitchen fire.
The first 500 attendees will receive free emergency preparedness “starter kits,” from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Participating organizations include: Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Monterey, American Red Cross, Cal-Fire, California Highway Patrol, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, CERT/CERV of the Monterey Peninsula/MontereyCo.Recovers.org, Community Hospital Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Cypress Fire Protection District, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Monterey County Communications, Montage Mobile Health Clinic, Monterey Fire Department, Monterey Police Department, NSA Monterey Office of Emergency Management, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Pebble Beach CSD Fire Department, USAG Presidio of Monterey Fire Department and Emergency Management, and SPCA for Monterey County.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. Its parent company is Montage Health, the umbrella for entities that work together to deliver exceptional care and inspire the pursuit of optimal health. Community Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility (Westland House), Hospice of the Central Coast, Montage Wellness Centers, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula chomp.org