Menifee plans events for Emergency Preparedness Week

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MENIFEE – Menifee residents will have plenty of opportunities to learn about emergency preparedness through a series of events the city has planned during Emergency Preparedness Week, Oct. 15-19. Held at the Kay Ceniceros Center, 29995 Evans Road., the events will cover everything from the basics of emergency preparedness to active shooter training.

“We take our role in emergency preparedness and response very seriously,” city manager Armando Villa said. “Our residents look to us to respond to emergency situations and we have to remain prepared for that, but we also want to help them learn what they can do to be prepared for these situations in their own homes.”

The week’s first event, an emergency preparedness session, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be presented by the Community Emergency Response Team.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will host an active shooter training Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to take part in the Great California ShakeOut Thursday, Oct. 17, by practicing the “Drop, Cover, Hold” earthquake safety technique at home or as part of a group at 10:17 a.m.

A basic first aid and CPR demonstration will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

The event series will conclude Saturday, Oct. 19, with the Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn about active shooter preparedness, tips on creating an escape plan and go-kits for emergency situations and see live demonstrations from emergency preparedness professionals. Lunch will be provided for the first 200 attendees, and there will be prizes and giveaways.

For more information on the event, call the Community Services Department at (951) 723-3880. Those interested in becoming a vendor at the Emergency Preparedness Fair should contact Jason Hendrix at jhendrix@cityofmenifee.us.

Submitted by city of Menifee.