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May 8, 2012 > Personal emergency preparedness

Personal emergency preparedness

Submitted By Hayward FD

Hayward Fire Department will host a 3-hour, free PEP class at the Hayward Main Library in May 2012. The instructor, Hayward Fire Captain Thor Poulsen, as heard on KCBS radio, will bring a realistic and inexpensive approach to preparing you and your family for a natural disaster such as an earthquake.

For those who have not yet taken a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course training, this PEP class will give you the basics to get started. Topics of the PEP class include: Emergency Resources and how they function; How to Shelter in Place, when and why; Personal Preparedness, and what to have pre-packed; Water-how much, how to store, when and how long to boil; Pet Preparedness; Utilities, how, where and when to turn off; Fire extinguisher basics; Hayward Fire Department Disaster Preparedness Website; CERT, the next step in preparing and organizing.

There is no need to RSVP; the event is open to the public (all age groups) as a "drop-in" class.

For more information on Disaster Preparedness and safety-related materials visit, www.hayward-ca.gov and click on the red "Disaster Preparedness" button or contact the Hayward Fire Department Emergency Services Office for additional information at (510) 583-4948.

Personal Emergency Preparedness
Saturday, May 12
1 - 4 p.m.
Hayward Main Library
835 C Street, Hayward
(510) 583-4948

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