Being prepared for the worst
Ron Roberts and the Board of Supervisors have proclaimed that "April is Emergency Preparedness month" in San Diego County.
California residents have suffered the effects of various disasters ranging from severe winter storms to major earthquakes and wildland fires, resulting in costs of hundreds of millions of dollars. In light of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the President has declared war on terrorism. The County of San Diego is an active participant in the Terrorism Working Group of the Unified San Diego County Emergency Services Organization, consisting of local, State and Federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Need more be said? Emergency preparedness is no longer an option; it is a necessity. Rancho Bernardo has an outstanding team of Preparedness workers who need help in all 7 Districts; many communities are lacking any emergency workers at all. To see if your community is one of these, get in touch with Director Jim Harmon at 451-9550; he will tell you of the many opportunities for you to help. Eastview, High Country West, Camino Bernardo and Westwood are lacking Emergency teams, although in the past, Eastview and Westwood were very active. Letís revitalize Rancho Bernardo! Letís do what the County, the Governor and the President want us to do: organize our communities to fight crime, prepare for emergencies, disaster and terrorism. It takes very little of your time, but it may save your life.
The essential responsibilities of the RB Emergency Preparedness Program are to: Comply with public policy to advise and assist residents of the seven Rancho Bernardo districts, visitors, and local businesses to be prepared for up to 72 hours for any natural or man-made disaster affecting the community; Organize, train, and equip authorized disaster response teams to provide limited services to the community for the protection of life and property for up to 72 hours; Assist RB districts, which utilize Neighborhood Watch members in their local emergency plans with appropriate training and support; Cooperate with and assist all agencies, public or private, in order to provide disaster relief to Rancho Bernardo.
Courtesy RB NEWSJournal
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