Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Conference




Launch the online presentation

Disasters and emergencies happen – whether we are ready or not.  It is essential that individuals, households and our entire community be prepared.

Neighborhood associations can play an important role in getting information to homeowners to prepare and to know what to do if the worst should happen.  Please encourage the members of your association to join us for the San Jose District 10 Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Conference: 

Saturday, April 25
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pioneer High School
1290 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose

All ages are welcome.  There will be special programs for kids and music from “Old School Rock-N-Roll” band.  At the conference, you and your association members will learn how to prepare for a disaster or flood, how to prevent emergencies such as fires or crimes in your homes, what to have ready, and how to handle emergencies of a more personal nature, like the loss of a job.

You will have an opportunity to visit booths offering information, equipment and supplies that will help you be prepared, and to check out special offers from OSH, our primary sponsor.

Our booth providing information on how to create a neighborhood preparedness program should be of special interest.

Please join me, along with other city officials, representatives of the American Red Cross, the San Jose Police Department (including the mounted unit), PG&E, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the San Jose Fire Department, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department at this important event.

For more information, directions and to register to reserve seats for workshops and kids’ classes go to www.sjdep.org. Seventy-Two-Hour Emergency Kits are available for purchase on the web site through March 31st for $19.50 each.  This is a discounted price and there are no shipping costs – just pick up your kits at the Conference.

If you have questions, or would like flyers for your neighborhood, please contact Greg Cajina at (408) 391-3515 or Greg.Cajina@sanjoseca.gov.

I look forward to seeing you on April 25 at the Conference.

Sincerely,

Nancy Pyle
San Jose District 10 Councilmember

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