Kern County Fire Department and Kern County Public Health Team Up for Disaster Preparedness Month
Press Conference: Thursday August 31 at 10:00am, Emergency Operations Center, 2601 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA.
Michelle Corson, PIO
Kern County Public Health
661-868-0288 or 661-304-7766
Jason Knaggs, PIO
Kern County Fire Department
August 29, 2017
WHAT: Kern County Public Health Services and Kern County Fire Department are hosting a press conference to announce September as Disaster Preparedness Month in Kern County.
• Chief Brian Marshall, Kern County Fire Department
• Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services
• Georgianna Armstrong, Emergency Services Manager, County of Kern
WHEN: Thursday, August 31 at 10:00am.
WHERE: Kern County Emergency Operations Center, 2601 Panorama Drive, Building B, Bakersfield, CA.
WHY: As we watch the disaster unfolding in Texas and witness the human toll it exacts, we are reminded that disasters can occur any time, any place, and without warning. Kern County has encountered numerous natural disasters, including earthquakes, flooding, mudslides, extreme weather and wild fires. We should all take action to prepare! The goal of Disaster Preparedness Month is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business and schools.
VISUALS: Tours of Emergency Operations Center will be available. View displays of the upcoming billboard campaign and photographs of the 1952 Tehachapi Earthquake.