Police and fire officials are gearing up, along with paramedics and other first responders. Not to respond to a crisis, but to help residents learn to prepare and deal with crises, at the third annual San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair tomorrow, Sept. 13.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 12, 2008, 10:36 AM
Posted by Paul Faust, a resident of another community, on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:02 pm
I think your fair concept is a great one. Our country is extremely under-prepared. We tend to be more reactive then proactive. After a disaster...people rush out to buy the items they may need for the possible next one. Also...shortly after an incident...people quickly forget the lessons learned and no longer stay up to date. The more awareness brought to the subject the better we all will be. An important thing to remember is that people often get more injured when they panic. Just the thought of having some basic preparedness items and some basic knowledge can help to keep you from panicking. While the items may not necessarily assist you...the calming factor of knowing you have them may. That is what led me to start my company 1800prepare, LLC. Web Link. I wanted to both start a business and do my part to raise awareness.