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Preparing for potential emergencies and disasters

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Prepare now in the event of an evacuation.

Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. In addition, hundreds of times a year, transportation and industrial…

What is Radio Ready?

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Orfalea Fund’s Aware and Prepare Initiative, and California Concern, a local citizen group, have partnered with designated local radio stations…

Participants of response training can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Emergency response trained citizens are also encouraged…

Disasters are, by nature, inconvenient. In many cases you may be required to evacuate at a moment’s notice. For this reason, it's a good idea to prepare your Disaster Supplies Kit well in advance. Although relief workers and…

Having a Family Plan is the first important step towards being prepared, as your family may not be together as a disaster occurs. It is also important to inquire about different emergency plans at daycare, school, work, faith-based…

Public Education efforts emphasize programs that specifically target vulnerable populations (including the disabled, elderly, and non-English speaking populations) and programs that focus on all-hazards…

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinated the preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery functions related to emergencies and disasters, and also provide support to incidents, city emergency operation centers (EOCs), and…

Did you know that communities that work together are better equipped to endure and recover from a disaster? Emergency systems are traditionally overwhelmed during disasters and your neighbors and community groups can come together to provide…

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