What you do before an emergency is much more important than after the emergency and there will be an next emergency, there just will be.
Santa Monica Fire Chief Jim Hone, (ret)
An Audio Message from Jim Hone, Santa Monica Fire Chief, Retired
GEPRC Emergency Prep for Youth at the Gardena-Carson YMCA
On June 17 and 18, 2014, the Gardena Emergency Preparedness and
Response Coalition and Gardena YMCA Youth Programs teamed up to
teach a variety of emergency preparedness topics to thirty young
members attending their summer program. The emergency preparedness
classes and hands-on work stations were taught over a two day period
lasting two hours each day. The Day 1 topics included the
importance of having an emergency plan and supplies for yourself and
your family, earthquake preparedness, the use of technology in an
emergency, and utility control training. After observing the
activation of the emergency action plan by YMCA staff, the Day 2
topics taught were airway and choking, bleeding control, shock
recognition and treatment and fire extinguisher training. The
students enjoyed the hands-on work stations the most and promised to
share the information with their families.
Tablet and Smartphone friendly Images
from this event can be found by following this link.
GEPRC takes their message of Emergency Preparedness into the
neighborhoods of Gardena...
The GEPRC held its first disaster training event of 2014 at the
Purche Ave Neighborhood Watch meeting. Retired Fire Chief Jim Hone
instructed Neighborhood Watch members on how to turn on and off the
water and gas going into the house while Chris Lynch instructed
Neighborhood Watch members on how to safely turn on and off the
electricy from the breaker panels and how to shut off the city water
supply from the street.
Photos from this event can be found in
the "Photo Gallery" section
on this web site.