10th Annual California Day of Preparedness

Today more Californians became better prepared. Once again, Historic Old Sacramento played host to the 10th Annual California Day of Preparedness. Those attending the event were able to see demonstrations on how to safely remove victims trapped under heavy objects by Sacramento Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT), a swift water rescue by Sacramento’s County Sheriff’s Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART), as well as an obedience and bite apprehension demonstration from the Placerville County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.

Visitors could also stop by some of the over 60 participant booths and learn about ways to be prepared for various disasters.

PG&E sponsored the event and showed guests the importance of being ready to respond to utilities in emergency situations. One of the more popular attractions was the Quake Cottage. A mobile earthquake simulator, which allows people to experience an 8.0 earthquake.

The California Day of Preparedness coincides with National Preparedness Month which is commemorated every September. Cal OES believes in the importance of being ready and preparing for disasters. Taking precautions can ultimately save lives.

Thank you to all our partners that participated and all those who came out to make this year’s event a huge success.

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Robb Mayberry

Robb Mayberry is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has assisted in the response and recovery efforts with some of California’s worst disasters, including the San Refugio Oil Spill, the Valley and Butte Wildfires, Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Erskine Fire, and the Winters Storms of 2017. Prior to public service, he spent 25 years managing the public and media relations for some of Northern California’s largest healthcare organizations.

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