Are you ready for a disaster?
The City of Oxnard has one question to ask you…are you ready?
In a major disaster like an earthquake or any other catastrophic event that affects a large number of people all at the same time, the excellent public safety resources we enjoy every day will be taxed. That’s the reality for any community. Are you ready to be self sufficient for an extended period of time when those police officers, firefighters and paramedics are unable to get to you right away?
The Oxnard Fire Department wants you to be prepared and to be self sufficient when a disaster does occur. Thanks to a federal grant, the City of Oxnard has been able to produce a bi-lingual community preparedness guide entitled, Simple Steps to Disaster Preparedness for the Oxnard Community.
The title was chosen because “simple steps” can take you a very long way in preparing yourself and your loved ones in case of an emergency.
This bi-lingual booklet provides some of the most important basic tips you need to know to prevent injuries and property loss during a disaster.
Simple Steps will walk you through the process of knowing how and where to get help. It will teach you about emergency alerts and warnings, how to make a disaster kit, and the importance of having a family disaster plan. It will also assist you in your efforts to get informed by offering up helpful websites on many of the topics covered in the booklet.
The guide also features information on what you should do during an earthquake, a hazardous material emergency, tsunami, storm, flood, public health emergency, or even a terrorist event.
The booklet was designed and printed locally, using recycled paper and soy based ink. Funds provided by the grant also allowed for the booklet to be mailed directly to every household in the City of Oxnard.
Copies are also available for pick up at any of the Oxnard public libraries, fire stations, or Oxnard police storefronts. You can also download the booklet online at OxnardNews.org or www.ci.oxnard.ca.us.
After you review the book, take the steps to talk about it with your loved ones.
Get a kit! Make a plan! Stay informed! Do it now and you’ll be thankful you did!
If you have any questions about the information in this booklet, please call the city’s Disaster Preparedness Division (805) 385-7722, or stop by any fire station.
| Disaster Preparedness Guide (English)
- PDF (4.6 MB)
| Disaster Preparedness Guide (Español)
- PDF (4.7 MB)
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator