Fontana Recognizes September as National Preparedness Month

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Fontana California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2020

Fontana Recognizes September as National Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness

Fontana, Calif.- There is no better time than now to prepare for an emergency. In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, the City of Fontana will be providing preparedness resources for residents and businesses all month long. 

The City will be sharing preparedness tips and videos throughout the month across its social media channels. There will also be opportunities for participants to win prizes.

"The variety of challenges we have faced in 2020 alone should remind everyone of the importance of preparing for an emergency - both with our families and our community, said Mayor Acquanetta Warren. "Taking the necessary actions now improves our ability to react, respond, and recover when a disaster happens."

National Preparedness Month is recognized every September and is part of FEMA’s Ready Campaign. This year’s theme is "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today," and focuses on different elements of preparedness each week. The weeks are:

  • Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan - Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. 
  • Week 2 September 6-12: Build A Kit - Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. 
  • Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters - Know the risk of disasters in your area and learn how to make your home stronger in the face of common hazards.
    Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness - Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated.

Emergency Alerts

CodeRED

The Fontana Police Department has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency/community notification software provided by OnSolve to help keep residents and businesses informed with important information that may immediately impact their safety.

The police department will be testing CodeRED on Monday, September 14 to validate telephone numbers and email addresses. Be sure to update contact information or enroll in CodeRED here or text "FONTANA" to 99411.

Ready SB County

Receive countywide critical emergency alerts, locate emergency shelters, create a personalized plan, and much more through the Ready SB County app. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved than during National Preparedness Month. Learn more about preparedness through Ready Fontana here or follow the City on social media to preparedness resources all month long. 


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