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NEWS
September 15, 2011
The Newport Beach Fire Department will host a free disaster preparedness expo Saturday at the Newport Beach Central Library. Disaster supply kit vendors will be at the event, which is from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendees can receive information about building a disaster supply kit and how to prepare families and neighbors in the case of a disaster, according to a Fire Department news release. The event is open to all Orange County residents. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @lawilliams30
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LOCAL
July 15, 2008
Newport Beach Fire Department will work to prepare citizens for emergencies at the Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Sherman Library and Gardens Community Room. The class covers potential disasters that might affect the city and the city’s emergency management plan for those disasters. Residents will learn their role in that plan and how to prepare for the unexpected. Refreshments will be served to all residents in attendance.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
A long-time community group that promotes the general welfare of Newport Beach is hosting a disaster preparedness presentation Wednesday. The Speak Up Newport event will feature speakers Matt Brisbois, a life safety specialist with the Newport Beach Fire Department, and Katie Eing, the emergency services coordinator for the city, according to an event flier. A reception is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the city's Civic Center community room, 100 Civic Center Drive. The program will follow at 6 p.m. A tour of the city's new Emergency Operations Center, typically closed to the public, will follow the presentation.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 9, 2009
Imagine it’s in the middle of a hot, dry afternoon in the fall and the Santa Ana winds are in full effect. Firefighters are on their toes because it’s fire season when suddenly a massive earthquake rumbles thousands of feet below the city along the Newport-Inglewood fault line. Power lines fall, sparking fires in Bonita Canyon, and buildings are severely damaged or crumble. People everywhere are injured. Would you be prepared? That worst-case scenario is just what public safety officials want Newport Beach residents to be ready to survive, and are offering tips on how to do that Saturday at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., near Fashion Island.
LOCAL
June 26, 2009
Registration is now open for Costa Mesa’s next Teen Community Emergency Response Team, which starts next month. From July 13 to 17 teens who live or go to school in Costa Mesa can learn the skills needed to deal with the next major natural or man-made disaster. They will learn the basics of fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue and team organization. The cap runs daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $75 to attend and includes course supplies and materials.
LOCAL
April 14, 2008
The first of three disaster planning workshops this month will be Tuesday, Newport Beach fire officials said. The two-hour workshops focus on the city’s newly completed Hazard Mitigation Plan — the city’s strategy for preparing for unexpected disasters, both natural and man-made. The plan outlines what the city needs to do to protect the city and what they would do should disaster strike. All residents who live or work in Newport Beach are invited to the workshops.
NEWS
By: | October 7, 2005
There's no time like the present to make a personal disaster plan. With all the natural disasters that Laguna is subject to -- fires, landslides, earthquakes, floods, even a tsunami -- residents of this area have had more experience than most in dealing with the unthinkable. Last Sunday's minor landslide on Oriole Drive -- and the subsequent evacuation of three homes -- is yet more proof that planning is essential if the city's record of "no lives lost" in wildfires or landslides is to hold up. (There have been deaths in mudslides, however.
NEWS
By: Marcus Noble | September 9, 2005
Let's spare a thought for all the disaster victims. I'm sure I speak for all Lagunans when I say how saddened I feel when I see the images and hear the stories of victims of Hurricane Katrina. What awful devastation. In addition to the many deaths caused by this storm, so many families are now left with virtually nothing, their houses completely destroyed. While it's heartening to see the country, the federal government and the military marshaling our nation's resources to help these poor souls, for too many of them it will be a very long road back to anything resembling normality.
NEWS
August 23, 2002
Deirdre Newman In a state of emergency, seconds are crucial as employees from various city agencies join forces to establish a chain of command and deal effectively and expediently with the crisis at hand. On Thursday, Costa Mesa officials staged an emergency drill as part of their continual efforts to prepare city employees to deal with the chaos that ensues after a crisis. The scenario: a hazardous materials spill caused when a tanker with an unknown liquid collided with a school bus at Harbor Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway.
NEWS
By: | September 17, 2005
It is difficult to find a silver lining to a tragedy such as Hurricane Katrina, which left so much destruction in its wake. But as Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama rebuild after the devastating hurricane, which hit land on Aug. 29, there are signs of that silver lining, which stretches from ground zero all the way to Glendale, Burbank and the foothills and back again. It's called compassion. And over the last couple of weeks it has been nothing short of astounding to witness it in action.
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