California's Day of Preparedness

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​California's Day of Preparedness
"Surviving the Wild West"
Old Sacramento
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10am - 2pm​Join us on Facebook for more information
and updates on the event!

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​​Surviving the Wild West

​September is National Preparedness Month and Cal OES will be hosting the 13th annual California's Day of Preparedness​ event in h​istoric Old Sacramento on Saturday, September 8. California is prone to many disasters and all Californians should have a disaster plan and be ready to – survive the Wild West. Visitors will learn about emergency preparedness as well as experience a variety of disaster readiness demonstrations, watch water rescues, and see the skills of search and rescue dogs in action. There will be music and food as well! To view the Facebook event page​, click here​.

​Check out last year's Day of Preparedness!


View photos from last year’s Day of Preparedness, click he​re.

Booths at Prep Day 2015CERT training kids to use fire extinguisher on stove.DART exercise rescueing seomone from the river


Click links below to watch videos​ from previous​ year's

Day of Preparedness​!

​​​​Link to video for 2015 Day of Preparedness​​​​Link to video 1st Day of Preparedness



Main stage at prep day 2015


​​​Our Partners

911 for kidsAmerican Red CrossBoy Scouts of AmericaCalFireCalifornia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Department of Motor VehiclesCalifornia Department of Public HealthCal TransCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityCalifornia Geological Survey

California National GuardState ParksOperation LifesaverCalifornia Railroad MuseumFront Street Shelter

Concord CERTDepartment of Water ResourcesFEMA Region 9Girl Scouts of AmericaP G and E

River CatsSacramento Yolo Mosquito Vector ControlSacramento CERTSacramento DARTSacramento County Sheriff
Sacramento Fire DepartmentSacramento History MuseumSacramento Metro Fire DepartmentSacramento City Zoo
Team Rubicon style=West Sacramento Fire DepartmentYocha Dehe Fire Department

​​Food Vendors

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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?

10 Ways to Be Prepared

Preparedness is something you can practice with your family!

Cal OES has tips, tricks, brochures and videos to help you learn what you can do around your home to ensure that you are ready for anything!
Our office is delegated by the Governor to support and enhance all phases of emergency management which include Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation. The Planning and Preparedness Division identifies a number of plans, guidance materials, support information, points of reference, and other materials to assist in development of a successful all-encompassing preparedness program.

Visit the 10 Ways to Be Prepared​​ and get ready with us!
Visite al 10 Maneras de Estar Preparados​​​ y prepárate con nosotros!​​​

​​​​Prepared Family Drawing




Are there any special events?Are there any special events?<p>​Yes. At noon, there will be a ceremony on the Main Stage with multiple speakers and a special dedication. ​</p>
Are there bathrooms?Are there bathrooms?<p>​Yes. Bathrooms are accessible inside the Passenger Station near the J Street entrance to the event, situated between the food trucks.<br></p>
Do I need a ticket, or is there a cost for the event?Do I need a ticket, or is there a cost for the event?<p>​No ticket is needed. Admission is free. However, there is a cost associated with parking in Old Sacramento.<br>​</p>
How did “Surviving the Wild West” theme come about for Preparedness Day? How did “Surviving the Wild West” theme come about for Preparedness Day? <p>​For the past couple of years, Cal OES has chosen <a href="">Old Sacramento State Historic Park​</a> as the location for the annual kick-off to September’s <a href="">National Preparedness Month​</a> activities. Old Sacramento sits at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers. The commercial center of the California Gold Rush, it became a crossroads of transportation, connected by steamboats to San Francisco, by supply roads to mining regions, and to Folsom by the first railroad in the West. Despite floods, fires, and epidemics, Sacramento became California’s capital in 1854. California is also considered one of the most diverse states when it comes to “wild” natural disasters – wildfires, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and even volcanoes. So we combined the theme of the “Old West” of the 1800’s, the historical significance of Old Sacramento as a National Historic Landmark, and highlighted the challenge of “surviving” the myriad of wild disasters in California.</p>
How do I get to the event?How do I get to the event?<p>​<span class="ms-rteStyle-Bold">​From Interstate 5 Northbound (toward Redding):</span><br>Take the J Street off-ramp, go forward two blocks and turn left on 5th Street, turn left on I Street one block ahead and stay in the left lanes to reach the vehicle entrance to Old Sacramento at 2nd Street and I Street.<br><span class="ms-rteStyle-Bold">From the Downtown Grid:</span><br>Take I Street and stay in the left lanes to reach the vehicle entrance to Old Sacramento at 2nd Street and I Street. Or take Captiol Mall Blvd and turn right at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.<br>​</p>
How many stages for demonstrations?How many stages for demonstrations?<p>​There will be two stages – Main and River. The Main Stage will be located near the grass area adjacent to the Railroad Museum, while the River Stage will be in the Sacramento River near the Discovery Museum. Demonstrations will occur every 10-15 minutes on either the Main Stage or River Stage throughout the duration of the event.<br></p>
Is there a Media contact?Is there a Media contact?<p>Please email ​​ and one of our information officers will contact you.</p>
Is there handicapped parking available?Is there handicapped parking available?<p>​There are designated handicapped parking spaces available throughout Old Sacramento and at surrounding parking lots.<br></p>
May I bring my pet along?May I bring my pet along?<p>​Animals are permitted.​</p>
What is the date and time of the event?What is the date and time of the event?<p>​Saturday, August 26, 2017 10 a.m.-2 p.m.​<br></p>
What is the location of the event?What is the location of the event?<p>​​<a href="" target="_blank" title="Google Map of Old Sacramento Location">Old Sacramento​</a> (Located on the 1849 Scene near the Railroad Museum and Discovery Museum, which is framed by I Street and J Street).<br></p>
What should I bring?What should I bring?<p>The event is family and pet friendly. ​Limited seating will be available. Chairs and blankets are allowed into the event. Sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing is recommended.<br></p>
Where should I park?Where should I park?<p>​Two-hour metered street parking is available throughout Old Sacramento from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.<br>Two paid public parking garages are available:<br></p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank" title="Map of Old Sacramento Parking Garage">Old Sacramento Garage</a>, entrance on I Street between 3rd and 2nd.<br></li><li><a href="" target="_blank" title="Map of Tower Bridge Parking Garage">Tower Bridge Garage​</a>, entrance on Capitol Blvd at Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.<br></li></ul><p></p>
Which organizations are participating?Which organizations are participating?<p>​There will be approximately 40 organizations attending this year’s event, including: ​</p><p>911 for Kids<br>Alhambra<br>American Red ​Cross<br>Boy Scouts of America<br>​CAL FIRE​​<br>California Conservation Corps<br>California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation<br>California Division of Boating and Waterways​<br>California Geological Survey​<br>California National Guard​<br>California Utilities Emergency Association​<br>Caltrans - California Department of Transportation<br>EMSA - Emergency Medical Services Authority<br>FEMA Region IX​<br>Girl Scouts of America<br>Home Depot<br>KNCI<br>National Weather Service​​<br>NOAA<br>PG&E<br>Ready America<br>Raley's<br>River Cats<br>Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District​<br>Sacramento CERT - Community Emergency Response Team<br>Sacramento County DART​<br>Sacramento Fire Department<br>Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District<br>Sacramento Zoo<br>​Team Rubicon<br>Western States Seismic Policy Council<br>Yocha-D​ehe Fire Department<br>100.5 NOW<br>105.1 KNCI<br><br></p>
Will there be food at the event?Will there be food at the event?<p>​In addition to eateries in Old Sacramento, there will be four food trucks – Cousins Maine Lobster,  Buckhorn Grill, La Mex Taqueria, and Smokin' Hot Pizza – and a dessert truck – shaved ice from Kona Ice.<br></p>


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