Get Ready Atherton!
Last night's community disaster preparedness event was a success. Thank you to those who showed up. Our goal was to inform and educate the community on how important disaster preparedness is and to get more volunteers to help with the grass roots organization of their respective neighborhoods. In addition to a well attended event, we collected over 50 names and numbers of residents who signed up to help their neighborhoods and at least a few of whom are in Atherton districts that don’t currently have any leadership.
The Town is working on uploading video clips of the event and the presentations from last night's event. A link to those will be included in next week's Atherton Online.
Did you miss last nights event? The County is holding their annual county-wide disaster preparedness event in June.
This year's Disaster Preparedness Day will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the San Mateo County Fair, located at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Avenue, in San Mateo. The event is a wonderful opportunity for families to watch public safety demonstrations and gather information from dozens of exhibitors on how to create a disaster preparedness kit and family communication plan during an emergency. Cities and public safety agencies are also on hand to showcase their disaster preparedness plans, initiatives and equipment.
Residents that arrive between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. receive free parking and free admission to the County Fair. Last year, over 3,100 individuals passed through the event in the first hour, with attendance running well over 5,000 for the day. Attendees are offered free CPR classes, numerous presentations related to disaster preparedness, disaster preparedness education and a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Exercise.
Download the Event Flier.