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Nuclear Preparedness Info Session

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We hope that this preparedness-focused session will be informative and educational.

Santa Ana, Calif. – The American Red Cross will host a presentation on nuclear preparedness on May 8 as part of its monthly Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Alliance series.

This month’s topic, “Nuclear Preparedness: How Has the Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Event Affected Local Planning?” will be presented by Sara Kaminske, assistant emergency manager with the Orange County Sheriff's Department’s Emergency Management Bureau, and Dan Cleavenger, offsite emergency planner and external Affairs for Southern California Edison.

The Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Alliance provides a forum for businesses, schools and organizations to share the latest preparedness information in order to minimize injury and damage as well as speed recovery.

“Part of the Red Cross mission is to help educate our community,” said Debbie Graves, the Red Cross’s regional director for preparedness and community education. “We hope that this preparedness-focused session will be informative and educational for our DPRA members.”

There is no cost to guests attending their first DPRA meeting, although a non-member fee of $30 per person would be charged for subsequent meetings. Members may bring as many employees as desired at no additional charge.

To sign up for the May 8 presentation, which will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 600 Parkcenter Drive in Santa Ana, or for more information on the DPRA, please email

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