Are You Quake Ready?

Saturday, June 1
10 a.m.- Noon at
Frazier Park Library

A lively workshop to help families prepare for an earthquake event will be held 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 1 at the Frazier Park Library.
Enjoy free raffles with show-and-tell fun and equipment to view while learning how to keep yourself and your family safe.

Debbie Turner from the Rotary Club of Frazier Park and the Mountain Communities will moderate a lively panel. Gunnar Kuepper will explain our unique earthquake area and history, in an illustrated introduction.

Kern County firefighters will show off their fire engine and give safety tips. Dave Taylor of Hall Ambulance Service will discuss medical concerns during and after an earthquake. Ambulance tours will be given.

Tom and Dayne Yancey will present practical step-by-step preparedness tips for your family from the Community Emergency Response Team of Pine Mountain (PMC-CERT).

The Southern Kern Search & Rescue Team will explain their rescue ability and equipment. The gas company has been invited to tell about the impact of a large earthquake on natural gas lines in our area.

Free raffles of earthquake preparedness starter kits and bins from both Ace Hardware and Alpine Hardware will help winners explore what is needed after a major earthquake and where the bins should be placed in your home. There will be ample time for questions about your family’s special needs, such as caring for elderly or very young members.

Along with Rotary, the Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce and the Frazier Park Branch Library are co-sponsoring this preparedness expo.

At 1 p.m. a short tour of the San Andreas Fault will be offered by Kuepper. –P. Hedlund

This is part of the May 31, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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