Emergency Preparedness

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Join one of our Community Preparedness Events to receive emergency preparedness training, fire suppression safety training, and ways you can make a difference in the preparedness of your community.

Community Preparedness Events 

Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Old Fire Station 162
2046 N San Antonio Ave                                                                               
Registration required: www.eventbrite.com/e/694309798297?aff=oddtdtcreator

Saturday, September 23 at 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Old Fire Station 162
2046 N San Antonio Ave
Registration required: www.eventbrite.com/e/694364511947?aff=oddtdtcreator 


Saturday, September 9 at 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Gibson Senior Center
250 N 3rd Ave
Registration required: www.eventbrite.com/e/698526721227?aff=oddtdtcreator

Week #1: Build a Kit with Everyone in Mind

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit

Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit

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Week #2: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

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Week #3: Protect your Family and Your Property from Disasters

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.  Know the risk of disasters in your area. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards. Check your insurance coverage to make sure it is up-to-date.

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Week #4: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

Teachers, talk to your class about emergency preparedness. Parents, talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

  • Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, check out Ready Kids for tools and information to help before, during, and after disasters. 

Thank you for your participation and please check the city website and social media for more information and announcements throughout the month!


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Upland, CA 91786
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