Emergency Preparedness Month: Listos California Resource Hub Launched
September is Emergency Preparedness month! Listos California would like to let you know that there’s no better time than now to make sure you are prepared and ready to play a part in helping your community stay safe.
Emergency Alert System: Big Picture and Local Sign Ups
During a disaster, you and members of your community want to know how to stay safe. When minutes matter, you need the latest, most reliable news. You need direct emergency alerts from local safety officials.
Listos California is soft launching ListosCalifornia.org/Alerts to help connect people to their local alerts systems based on a provided zip code or location. The resource also explains the meanings of common alerts, as well as identifying social media accounts associated with local government and first responders. Entering your Yolo County zip code will send you to the Sign up page for the Sacramento Region Emergency Alert System (for Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties). Sign up for alerts today!
Listos California Resource Hub
Listos California resources help you learn about why and how to get prepared for any disaster. You will find flyers focused on extreme heat, wildfire smoke, and power outages, among others. Below is a small selection of what’s available.
Disaster Preparedness Guide (24 pages)
- Disaster Ready Guide in English
- Guia de Preparacion Para Desastres en Espanol
- Disaster Ready Guide in Chinese
- Disaster Ready Guide in Ukrainian
Disaster Ready Materials (in 19 languages)
- Extreme Heat Safety Flyer (in English)
- Power Outage Safety Flyer (in English)
- Wildfire Smoke Safety Flyer (in English)
- Coloring sheets for kids and adults young at heart
- Social Media Toolkit(s)
Visit the Listos California Resource Hub for the latest versions of all of their resources, resources in other languages, and more.
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INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE OUTREACH
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING
Register for a 20-hour FEMA certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Find the CERT program closest to you: https://community.fema.gov/PreparednessCommunity/s/cert-find-a-program
FIRST AID KIT FOR YOUR MIND
POWERED BY ART
Check out the Cool Davis article about the recent Mini Emergency Preparedness Fair held at Rancho Yolo Senior Community.Click the image below: