The City of Novato is encouraging citizens to attend a free two-hour disaster preparedness class on February 4 that will explain how to help prepare for the first few days after a disaster.
The popular Get Ready disaster preparedness program has been taught in Marin for several years and serves as a good way for those attending to learn disaster preparedness. The curriculum will address personal and family preparedness at and away from home.
Those attending will learn how to design a family evacuation plan and what to include in a disaster kit in order to prepare for the first 72 hours to week after a disaster.
The program lists benefits of taking the training as:
Gaining information on how protect your family during a disaster
A reduction to the over-burdened emergency first responders
Less strain to already strained hospitals during a crisis
A reduction to the financial burden the city will bear due to disaster
A stronger community with people and neighborhoods helping each other
The “Get Ready” community disaster preparedness course will be from 7 to 9 pm on February 4 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 2 San Marin Drive, Novato.
Those interested in taking the class need to register in advance by calling 415-897-4361 between 8am to 5pm on Monday through Friday.