September is recognized as National Preparedness Month and today’s, 12th Annual California Day of Preparedness, was the unofficial launch.

With historic Old Sacramento as the backdrop, the tagline for the event was “Surviving the Wild West.” “Today, thousands of Californians are now better prepared for the next disaster…” California OES stated in a press release. “[The event]  invited the community to learn about emergency preparedness, mixed with endless fun and a chance for attendees to meet first responders and climb inside emergency vehicles.”

Over forty local, state agencies along with local vendors and food trucks participated in the mid-morning to early afternoon event. There were live demos on land and water, static and interactive displays and real-life heroes on hand to talk with.

Various agencies will have more meet and greet and informational events coming up throughout the month of September and we will keep you aware of them as we learn about them so you can make plans to participate.

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