A Host of Local Events to Highlight National Preparedness Month this September: VIDEO

The City of Santa Clarita is participating in National Preparedness Month (NPM) during the month of September, which is a nationwide effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, who is encouraging households, businesses and communities to be prepared and plan for any emergency.

CERT Training teaches invaluable skills in the inevitablilty of an emergency

The City of Santa Clarita is participating this year with the following events:

  • Prepare UR Pet (PUP) – Learn how to take care of your pet before, during and after an emergency. On Monday, September 10, you can Prepare UR Pet by attending a free community workshop at the Valencia Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Emergency Communications – Amateur Radio – Interested in learning about the City’s Amateur Radio Operations, attend the  team’s meeting on Monday, September 10, at City Hall from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Known as the “Vital Link,” the Santa Clarita Emergency Communications Team’s (SCECT) mission is to supply and support emergency communications for the City of Santa Clarita.
  • Weather Spotter Training –  The National Weather Service will be conducting a Weather Spotter Training and Recruitment in Santa Clarita on Monday, September 24, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The training is free and open to the public-all ages.
  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) – The City’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program will be conducting training sessions every Thursday evening beginning September 13 through October 25 at the Santa Clarita Activities Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The CERT program is designed to train residents to be prepared in the event of catastrophic disaster.

For more information about emergency preparedness in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com.

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