Encinitas CERT to present ‘Are You Ready?’ program Nov. 9


The Encinitas Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is inviting North County residents to its one-hour disaster-preparedness program “Are You Ready” on Nov. 9.

The free program, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive, is tailored to address disasters that could affect Encinitas. The presentation addresses the most likely events (earthquakes and wildfires) that could lead to a community wide disaster, overwhelming public emergency response resources.

Detailed steps to take before a disaster strikes will be discussed with the goal of minimizing the effects on local homes and families.

During the training session, materials will be provided that outline the supplies needed to support a family’s needs for up to 72 hours, and Encinitas Fire Department endorsed Home Disaster Preparedness Starter Kits will be available at a reduced price.

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Though the program is free, residents are asked to RSVP with an email to Funding for this program is provided by the city of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation.