City of Riverside Ward 1 Update


Please take a moment to read the below important information from the City of Riverside Fire Department.

RIVERSIDE CA, AUGUST 28, 2013 – Riverside Fire Department Announces September is National Preparedness Month: “You Can Be the Hero”.

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a nationwide coordinated effort sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps encouraging families to take action now to prepare for future emergencies and disasters in their homes, businesses, and communities. This year’s NPM theme is “You Can Be the Hero.”

While September is the month for recognizing national preparedness, the goal is to make preparedness a part of our daily lives every day and not just one single month. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 5 – 7 days. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force evacuation from or confinement to your home or work place. What would you do if water, gas, electricity, or telephone service were cut off? How would you reconnect with family if you were at work?

The Riverside Fire Department – Office of Emergency Management is participating in NPM at the local level by hosting the 3rd Annual Ready Riverside Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 3520 Tyler Street, Riverside, (Target Store Parking Lot.) The fair will have displays from; Riverside Fire & Police Departments, American Medical Response, Red Cross, CERT, Community Access Center, The Gas Company, Riverside City Public Utilities Departments, and Emergency Amateur Radio Groups. Get tips on developing a family emergency plan and learn how local emergency services respond.

Communities must work together to develop capabilities to respond quickly, and recover in a way that increases resilience. This year’s National Preparedness Month focuses on turning Awareness into Action by encouraging all individuals and all communities to make an emergency preparedness plan.


  • Get a Kit - Emergency supplies
  • Make a Plan - For what to do in an emergency
  • Be Informed – Know what type of emergencies that could happen in your area, and identify sources of information that will be  helpful before, during and after an emergency
  • Get involved – Get trained in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)- CPR & First Aid


For more information visit: or call (951) 320-8112.

Mike Gardner
City Council Member - Ward 1