SENATOR LIU HOSTS EARTHQUAKE SAFETY WORKSHOP FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
PASADENA – Senator Carol Liu will host an earthquake safety workshop for Spanish speakers on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The event will be held at the Villa-Parke Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
The event will provide important earthquake preparation information targeted to the Spanish-speaking community which often does not benefit from conventional public safety information campaigns. Presentations will be primarily in Spanish and written materials will be available in both Spanish and English.
“It is critical that every member of our community is prepared for earthquakes and other extreme event emergencies,” said Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge. “We all understand the benefit of preparation, but we tend to be more reactive rather than proactive when it comes to natural disasters. Hopefully, we can continue to reverse that mentality through outreach like this.”
Sen. Liu will be joined by co-sponsors the Southern California Earthquake Alliance and the Pasadena Fire Department. Both organizations will present information and demonstrate easy, effective techniques to help residents better protect and sustain themselves, their families, and their homes during and after a natural disaster.
According to Lisa Derderian (Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Pasadena), “after a large-scale earthquake, emergency personnel will be overwhelmed and responders will be neighbors helping neighbors until help arrives. It is vital that individuals learn how to make a disaster plan, build a disaster kit, and get trained in basic emergency response.”
WHAT: Earthquake Safety Workshop for Spanish Speakers
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa St, Pasadena, CA 91101
More information is available at Sen. Liu’s Website at www.senate.ca.gov/Liu.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Carter, (818) 409-0400, or Adam.Carter@sen.ca.gov