California's Preparedness Day

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​Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Day Proclamation 2019 Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring September 2019 as “National Preparedness Month” in the State of California.

With residents still feeling the impacts of the Ridgecrest earthquakes and wildfire season underway, this National Preparedness Month is a time for all Californians to reflect and act on our shared responsibility to be prepared. Individuals, neighborhoods, businesses and communities can all take steps to help mitigate the devastating effects and look out for one another when disaster strikes. Click thumbnail to read the full proclamation.

​​​​​​​​​Preparing california for All California's Day of Preparedness Old Sacramento Saturday September 14   10am to  2pm

​​Thank you to everyone who participated or attended California's Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, in Old Sacramento. The event was a huge success and was great to see how many Californians are taking steps to prepare for the next disaster or emergency. Our event featured emergency preparedness activities as well as a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations including watch water rescues, safety operations from land, water and air, all in the spirit of becoming a more prepared California.

Thank you!

​​Event Details

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Old Sacramento


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​Check out last year's Preparedness Day!


View photos from last year’s Preparedness Day, click here

Director of Cal OES, Mark Ghilarducci, welcomes visitors to Preparedness Day.



Any thing else to keep in mind when attending this event?Any thing else to keep in mind when attending this event?<p>We encourage you to check out our <a href="">Facebook event page</a> and RSVP. Help us get Californians even more prepared by spreading the word about this event to your friends, family and neighbors.<br></p>
Are animals welcome?Are animals welcome?<p>Animals are not prohibited from the park and our furry friends are an important part of our emergency preparedness plans. We would like to remind pet owners to keep safety tips in mind such as water needs, leashes, hot cement awareness and other steps to make sure pets are comfortable and safe.<br></p>
Is there a fee to attend?Is there a fee to attend?<p>Preparedness is a FREE event. There is no fee to attend and we encourage you to bring the entire family!<br></p>
Is there parking available in Old Sacramento?Is there parking available in Old Sacramento?<p>Paid parking is available in Old Sacramento. For more information on location and parking rates, visit <a href=""></a><br></p>
What will the weather be like?What will the weather be like?<p>Weather forecast shows weather will be in the high 90s. Make sure to stay hydrated and take steps to protect yourself from heat (hats, sunglasses, sunblock, etc.) <br></p>
Will there be demonstrations?Will there be demonstrations?<p>YES! There will be live action-packed demonstrations throughout the day including K-9 demos and public safety rescue operations.<br></p>
Will there be food trucks?Will there be food trucks?<p>Definitely. There will be a tasty selection of various food and sweet treats available for purchase.<br></p>
Will there be fun activities for children?Will there be fun activities for children?<p>Yes! Preparedness Day is family-friendly event. There will be lots of interactive displays, face painting and many more kid-friendly activities. They’ll also have the chance to meet with real life heroes.<br></p>

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​​National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Whether it's September or any other month of the year, disaster can strike at any time without warning. Cal OES encourages all Californians to be prepared for when - not if - the next emergency will occur. How prepared are you?


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