Ready Ventura County

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For more information on how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, please visit the Ready Ventura County website. This website will display current information in the event an emergency, educate residents on the hazards in our area, and provide a resource on how to prepare, respond and recover from a disaster.

New Disaster Preparedness Campaign Launched

The Ventura County Emergency Planning Council has launched the Ready Ventura County disaster preparedness campaign. In partnership with FEMA and the Ad Council, Ventura County localized the national Ready campaign to assist Ventura County residents in preparing, responding and recovering from a local disaster.

“The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and increase the level of basic preparedness throughout Ventura County,” said Laura Hernandez, Assistant Director of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

The Ready Ventura County message remains consistent with the national campaign: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.  The new website (www.readyventuracounty.org) contains information tailored to Ventura County residents, as well as links to the Ready Ventura County Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The campaign was launched at the 2011 Ventura County Schools Disaster Preparedness Challenge and Contest Awards Ceremony held on May 16, 2011 at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center. Twenty-three awards were presented to students, schools and school districts that participated in the disaster preparedness art and video contests.

“When unexpected natural or man-made emergencies occur, our greatest individual defense is preparedness,” said Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper, as he addressed the audience of students, families and educators Monday evening. “Our hope is that these projects have and will continue to facilitate discussions in the schools and assist families in being better prepared.”

For more information on disaster preparedness, please visit the Ready Ventura County website at www.readyventuracounty.org.  This website will display current information in the event an emergency, educate residents on the hazards in our area, and provide a resource on how to prepare, respond and recover from a disaster in our area.

The Great California SHAKE OUT

Join us for the largest Earthquake Drill in U.S. History -- October 18 at 10:18am

Register to participate at www.ShakeOut.org/california   and remember to DROP!  COVER!  HOLD ON!