Category Archive: Community Outreach

Jan 23

Learn how to respond safely and effectively when disaster strikes

Did you know that more than 86% of post-disaster rescues are made by bystander volunteers? In the wake of the 1985 quake in Mexico in which more than 100 untrained volunteer responders were killed while rescuing 800 victims, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was developed and brought to this country by the Los Angeles […]

Jan 23

Already CERT trained or want to be?

Already trained? Then please get actively involved in Jurupa Citizen Corps and encourage your friends and neighbors to get CERT trained as well!  We are deploying PODs of disaster supplies in Eastvale and Jurupa Valley that include things like triage kits and tarps, stretchers, and supplemental search and rescue equipment to be used by CERT […]

Jan 18

Volunteer Emergency Communications Planning

We are thrilled that John Seitz, one of this country’s foremost military and community emergency communications experts is helping Jurupa Citizen Corps put a volunteer emergency communications network in place.  John was our guest speaker at our July 20th monthly meeting and has offered to conduct amateur radio license training for the newest HAM radio […]

Apr 29

Become a 3 Bucket Family

Why do families need 3 buckets in wide-area disasters?
1. Water… In a major disaster you will want to have one never used bucket with lid to hold drinking water that you may need to collect from local water service holding tanks or emergency water delivery trucks, or to store water after you […]

Apr 20

Preparedness: Where do I start?

Start with yourself:

Take inventory of and organize what disaster supplies you already have. Do they include:

A supply of emergency drinking water for at least two weeks or a means of purifying water plus […]

Apr 10

Got water?

Did you know you can only survive for 4 days without water?  That’s why trapped victim “rescue” efforts typically become “body recovery” efforts by the 5th day after a disaster.  As we are now seeing in Japan in what are the third and fourth days since the 8.9 quake and tsunami, the most vital need […]

Mar 14

Loma Linda University Disaster Fair

The purpose of this event is to inform the more than 200 Loma Linda University Shared Services Safety Coordinators about various community services relating to emergency and disaster preparedness. They, in turn, will take this information back to their respective departments and inform their staff about these services.  We have been asked by  the ShakeOut […]

Mar 13

ShelterBox Fundraiser for Sendai*

As you may know, Sendai, the largest Japanese city closest to the epicenter of the recent 9.0 earthquake and capital of one of two prefectures ravaged by tsunami, has been a sister city of Riverside, CA for more than 50 years. Tens of thousands in Sendai and what is now estimated at […]

Mar 12

Teen EXPO

Career and health fair for middle and high school students featuring vendors, free food, DJ, and BMX performers.

Mar 09

Schools: It’s time to Ask and Tell

As a parent, do you assume that your child’s school has what it needs to respond effectively when disaster strikes, but don’t Ask?  As a teacher or administrator do you know ways your campus preparedness and response readiness could be improved, but don’t Tell?
Children spend a major portion of their week at school and disasters […]

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