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City of Rosemead
Monday July 28th, 2014 :: 05:49 p.m. PDT


Preparedness Saves Lives. Learn more at the City of Rosemead Summer Survival Campout.


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

We are asking Rosemead residents to join us for a “Summer Survival Family Campout” on Friday, August 1, 6 p.m. to Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m. at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Avenue. This mock “tent city” evacuation will give residents an opportunity to review their emergency plan, assess disaster readiness, and practice emergency sheltering. It is strongly recommended that each person in the family be self-sufficient for at least 7 – 10 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
• Hands-on CPR training with LA County Fire Personnel
• Emergency Preparedness games and crafts
• Ham Radio Demonstration
• Emergency food preparation and tasting

Register for this free event by July 30 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.

Campfires and/or bonfires will not be permitted at any time!

Campout Timeline of Activities

Friday, August 1
6:00 p.m. Camper check-in/Tent set-up
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Concert/Dinner (on your own)
8:30 p.m. Disaster Academy (Brenda Hunemiller, Area D)
9:00 p.m. (Group A) Water Demonstration (Bud Darling, Safe N’ Ready)
(Group B) Food (MRE)/Equipment Demonstration (Curtis Hsing, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation)
9:15 p.m. (Group B) Water Demonstration (Bud Darling, Safe N’ Ready)
(Group A) Food (MRE)/Equipment Demonstration (Curtis Hsing, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation)
9:30 p.m. “Surviving On Your Own” (Chief Somoano, City of Rosemead/LASD and Battalion Chief Eleni Pappas, LACoFD)
9:45 – 10:30 p.m. Mock Exercise Drill (Rosemead CERT and CoRECT)
10:30 p.m. S’mores at the Fire Pit
11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Quiet Time

Saturday, August 2
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:00 a.m. Emergency Kits Discussion (Kelley Kim)
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Quick Game and Pack-Up Tents
9:00 a.m. Sheltering in Place @ Home (Alex Rose, American Red Cross)
9:30 a.m. Hands-On CPR (LA County Fire Department, Station 42)
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

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