California's Preparedness Day

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


September is National Preparedness Month and Cal OES will be hosting the 14th annual Preparedness​ Day event in historic Old Sacramento on Saturday, September 14. Preparedness Day is a fun, FREE and family-friendly event.
California is prone to many disasters and all Californians should have a disaster plan and be ready. 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!

​​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 Facebook event page(link) 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>Too soon to tell &#128515;  (We willl update as we get closer to the event!)<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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