As the summer’s heat is upon us, Brea Fire reminds us to be prepared. The City of Brea has received a state grant to fund new emergency preparedness program called California for All. The statewide goal is to engage at least one million Californians and teach them how to be better prepared for disasters. The City of Brea aims to encourage at least 1000 Brea residents to “Pledge to Prepare” by 2020.
The grant will help build up the capacity of Brea’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) by funding additional training, equipment, community outreach efforts and other assistance. In an emergency, CERT is a valuable extra resource to assist impacted neighborhoods when first responders are inundated with calls.
Watch for Brea CERT and Emergency Preparedness staff in the coming months out in the community. The team will provide you will important tips and guidelines and give you the opportunity to “Pledge to Prepare” by having a plan, making a kit and staying informed.
You can also get emergency preparedness information online at cityofbrea.net and learn more about California for All. Watch for Brea Fire personnel and CERT members at city events throughout the year and take the Pledge to Prepare!