CERT plans presentation on emergency preparedness
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Community meeting is set for Sept. 22 in King City
Literature regarding emergency preparedness will be available at a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the King City Clubhouse when representatives from the American Red Cross and Horizon Restoration will talk about how households should be self-sufficient in case of disaster.
The event is free, and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Also available at the September meeting will be application forms for people interested in joining the next training class for the King City Community Emerency Response Team. CERT is always in need of more volunteers.
Recently, members of the King City CERT have been calling on friends and neighbors to help make sure everyone is prepared for an incident, large or small, and knows what to do.
In addition, they will continue calling on residents for the next few weeks
If residents with special needs were not at home when team members called, they left yellow cards to be filled out with the necessary information.
CERT members ask those people to please be sure they complete the form and return it to the City Hall.
"Our goal is to compile a list of residents who may be wheelchair- bound or may need other special help during an emergency," said CERT member Bev Speck.
People who previously completed the CERT training but for various reasons have become inactive are encouraged to get involved again.
CERT members meet the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. in the King City Clubhouse meeting room, and people are welcome to attend.