The Emergency Preparedness Committee conducted a drill 1/28/15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Santa Rosa Clubhouse simulating that a 7.0 earthquake had hit the area and what they could do to assist the community.
All of the our residents need to be prepared to help themselves when a disaster hits as we may be isolated (overpasses down, roads closed, electricity out, etc.) and need to survive for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks without outside assistance.
The EPC has put together volunteers in our community that would try and assist their neighbors in case of a disaster. This drill was prepared and executed to see how things flow, what was deficient and needs shoring up, etc. There were simulated injuries, simulated gas leaks, fires, water pipe breaks, etc. Larry Zardenas, Chair of the EPC, worked many days and hours to put the scenario together and organize the drill which went very well.
Again, do not plan on the EPC taking care of all of your needs in an emergency. Your neighbors who volunteer on this committee are training to try and be of assistance, if possible, when a disaster hits. You still need to have your earthquake kits with food, medicine, important documents, pet food, etc. to sustain you if you can remain in your home, or go with you should you have to evacuate.
Thank you EPC for a job well done.