Residents Encouraged to Visit Fontana's New Emergency Preparedness Webpage

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Fontana California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2019

Become Fontana Ready in the Event of a Disaster

Ready Fontana

Fontana, Calif.- Natural disasters and emergencies don't plan ahead, but you can. The City of Fontana urges its residents to take proactive steps in order to be prepared for the next disaster. Residents can visit the City's new Emergency Preparedness web page fontana.org/emergencypreparedness to learn how to prepare.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends having enough food, water and other supplies to last for a minimum of 72 hours. The Emergency Preparedness web page includes a printable Emergency Kit Checklist which features supplies such as water, first aid, sanitation, power, and other crucial items needed to survive and sustain through disasters regardless if it is natural or man-made. Download the checklist here

The web page also includes:

  • How to create a Family Disaster Plan
  • Information on shelter and evacuations
  • What to do in the event of a earthquake and fire
  • Resources such as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and Fontana's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
  • The Fontana Ready Guide - a guide designed to give residents the tools necessary to plan, prepare and practice from hazards most specific to Fontana (fires, floods, wind, earthquakes)

Be prepared for a disaster right through your phone. The Ready San Bernardino County app allows users to sign up to receive critical emergency alerts, locate emergency shelters, create a personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan, and more. The app can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play.

In the event of a citywide disaster, the City of Fontana will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Fontana Police Department. The EOC serves as the hub for coordinating response efforts, in which decision makers and response team personnel come together to serve in one location. When the EOC is activated, check the designated Emergency Updates web page to find real-time updates. 

It is everyone's responsibility to be prepared. Take the necessary steps today to be ready for a future disaster. 

For more information, contact Emergency Services Officer Aminah Mears at (909) 501-7769 or by email.


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