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Free Disaster Preparedness Classes

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These classes will help attendees to identify local hazards, understand the post-disaster environment, how to stay safe during earthquakes, what should be included in disaster kits and more.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The American Red Cross is hosting four free earthquake and disaster preparedness classes around Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as part of national Red Cross Month.

These classes will help attendees to identify local hazards, understand the post-disaster environment, how to stay safe during earthquakes, what should be included in disaster kits and more.

“Studies have shown that the more prepared we are, the more quickly we will recover from disasters,” said Debbie Graves, the Red Cross’s regional director of preparedness and community education. “These trainings are fun, interactive, and, most importantly, will help people prepare not only for disaster but for everyday emergencies.”

The free preparedness presentations will be held in Red Cross facilities at the location listed on the following dates:

  • March 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Coachella Valley (41951 Corporate Way, Suite B Palm Desert, CA 92260)
  • Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Orange County (600 Parkcenter Drive. Santa Ana, CA 92705)
  • Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Inland Empire (202 W. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408)
  • Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Riverside (6177 River Crest Drive, Ste. B, Riverside, CA 92517)
  • To sign up for one of the classes, please send an email with your name, phone number, location of preferred class and number of people attending to PrepareSoCal@oc-redcross.org.

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