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City of Rosemead
Tuesday July 30th, 2013 :: 11:16 a.m. PDT


City of Rosemead Summer Survival Family Campout

Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the year and at any time of the day or night. The disaster can be so severe that homes and offices may not be safe to enter or to occupy.

We are asking residents to join us for a “Summer Survival Family Campout” on Friday, August 2, 6 p.m. to Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Avenue. This mock tent city evacuation will give residents an opportunity to review their own emergency plan and to assess if they have basic disaster supplies on hand while practicing emergency shelter. It is highly recommended that each person in the family be self-sufficient for at least 3 – 7 days with food and water. Families should also consider basic camping equipment so as to be ready when evacuation to a park or sheltering in your own backyard become necessary.

The Summer Survival Family Campout will be packed with emergency preparedness activities for all ages including:
• Fire suppression demonstration by CERT volunteers
• Splinting demonstration by LA County Fire Personnel
• Emergency Preparedness games and crafts
• Disaster-Ready Scavenger Hunt
• Ham Radio Demonstration
• Emergency food preparation and tasting

Register for this free event by July 25 with the Parks and Recreation Department. Families must bring their own camping gear and food for Friday’s dinner and Saturday’s breakfast. Join us for an educational and fun experience. Please call (626) 569-2160 to reserve a camp spot or for more information.

Summer Survival Campout Timeline

Friday, August 2
6:00 p.m. Camper check-in/set-up
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Concert/Dinner (on your own)
8:30 p.m. Games
9:00 p.m. Fire Pan Demonstration
9:15 p.m. Emergency Food Demo/Sampling
9:30 p.m. Why You Need to Be Ready (Chief Somoano, City of Rosemead/LASD)
9:45 p.m. Quick Game
10:00 p.m. Candle making
10:30 p.m. S’mores (Fire Pit)
11:00 p.m. Lights Out! Scavenger Hunt
Midnight – 7:00 a.m. Quiet Time

Saturday, August 3
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:00 a.m. Emergency Kits Discussion
8:45 a.m. Quick Game
9:00 a.m. Splinting Demonstration and Basic First Aid Discussion (LA Co. Fire)
9:30 a.m. Pack Up Tents/Clean-up
10:00 a.m. Thank you for Coming!

City of Rosemead
8838 Valley Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-569-2168

4343 Encinita Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770

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