“Drop, Cover, and Hold On”
Will you know what to do in the event of an earthquake? Earthquakes occur around the world, so no matter where you
live plan to participate in this year’s “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” earthquake drill
on October 19, 2016, at 10:19am Pacific Time.
The annual ShakeOut gives everyone an opportunity
to learn the techniques of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” to be used during and immediately
after an earthquake. To learn more visit the ShakeOut website at http://www.shakeout.org/.
Be Prepared Checklist
q1. Keep your
family safe, by installing a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home and inside and outside sleeping areas. In at least 23 percent of all fatal residential
fires, no smoke alarms were present.
q2. Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change
them at least once a year.
q3. Make an escape
plan with your family and agree on a common meeting place outside; practice a home fire drill on a regular basis.
q4. If there is a fire, call 911 once you are safely outside.
q5. Families can further reduce their risk of injury or death by also installing residential sprinkler systems.
q6. Practice safe fire behaviors and know what to do in an
emergency to give your family extra seconds to escape.
Palomar Mountain residents and visitors can sign up for
the Palomar Mtn Volunteer Fire Department's email list and get email alerts for late breaking
news and information. Sign up here
VC LAST Valley Center Large Animal Safety Team - The trained "hands-on"
volunteers will be locally available to assist emergency response officials with the evacuation and care of your domestic
animals and pets when disaster strikes. Click here for more information and to register your animals.
VC CERT Community Emergency Response Team - FREE TRAINING for
disaster readiness. Mission: To sponsor individual emergency preparedness within the rural and tribal community
of San Diego County through training and drills; and, to establish local emergency networks for support and aid in time of
disaster. Click here for more information and class schedule.
Be Red Cross Ready! The American Red
Cross Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit is a pack containing basic supplies that could prove vital in an
emergency. Contains supplies to keep a person warm and dry, stay hydrated, and treat minor injuries. Lightweight, modular
design and small size make it easy to stow, grab and carry. Includes tear-resistant, nylon backpack for grab-and-go access,
plus extra room for personal items. Features SmartTab ezRefill System offering an easy way to reorder supplies.
Endorsed by the American Red Cross.