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Anaheim Encourages Participation In National Preparedness Month Sept. 10 kick-off seminar to be led by Anaheim Deputy Fire Chief
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 8, 2009) - City of Anaheim Deputy Fire Chief Scott Berg will kick-off Anaheim’s National Preparedness Month activities with a free seminar on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center (250 E. Center Street).   Chief Berg will discuss how the City is prepared and will respond in the event of an emergency, and ways its residents, businesses and visitors can be prepared, in addition to providing an overview of recent, current and potential hazards and disasters which may affect Anaheim.  

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.   Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a seat at the seminar by calling 714-765-6951, or register online at www.anaheim.net/disasterpreparedness, under Preparedness Seminars.  Additional seminars will be offered throughout the month in Anaheim on the topics of earthquakes and flu preparedness.

Anaheim’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) will host a booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmer’s Market every Thursday in September with information on emergency kits and supplies.  The kits and supplies are available for purchase and ready-to-go 3-day kits are available for as little as $10.  

To further assist in keeping Anaheim residents, businesses and visitors connected and informed of time-sensitive city information, the City introduced Anaheim Alert earlier this year.  Anaheim Alert is an opt-in text-based community notification system, which includes information related to unplanned road closures, power outages, event venue traffic congestion, fires, and natural disasters.  Users can choose from among the message categories in order to customize their account according to interest, location and need. With Anaheim Alert, messages and updates can immediately be sent to a large audience of users notifying them of important information. 

Signing up for Anaheim Alert is simple.  The first step is to log on to www.AnaheimAlert.net, and follow the prompts to self-subscribe to e-mail, text messages, or both.  In addition, anyone may also sign up for the service by texting the word “register” to 311ANA (311262).  Please note that standard text messaging charges apply.  The City’s Web site, www.anaheim.net, also has a link to Anaheim Alert.

For more information please visit www.anaheim.net, keyword “2009 Preparedness.”


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