Are you ready for a disaster?
The City of Oxnard has two questions to ask you…are you ready and are you resilient?
In a major disaster that affects a large number of people at the same time, the excellent public safety resources we enjoy every day will be taxed. That’s the reality for any community. Are you ready to be self-sufficient for an extended period of time when those police officers, firefighters and paramedics are unable to get to you right away? Are you resilient and able to recover quickly?
The Oxnard Fire Department wants you to be prepared, self-sufficient and able to recover quickly when a disaster occurs. To assist you, the Department’s Disaster Preparedness Division offers a variety of resources and training as follows:
The “Simple Steps to Disaster Preparedness” Guide will walk you through the process of knowing how and where to get help. It will teach you about emergency alerts and warnings, how to make a disaster kit, and the importance of having a family disaster plan. It will also assist you in your efforts to get informed by offering up helpful websites on many of the topics covered in the booklet. You may download from here or pick up a hard copy at the Fire Administration Office locate at 360 W. Second Street.
If you would like to access the Disaster Preparedness Guide online click on the links below:
- The Difference Between Emergency and Disaster
- About our City
- Step 1 Get Informed
- Step 2 Know How to Get Help
- Step 3 Know Your Alerts and Warnings
- Step 4 Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed
- Step 5 Special Needs, Kids, Pets – If you need it to survive- Never be without it!
- Step 6 Shelter in Place or Evacuate? – Stay or Go? Follow direction immediately!
- Step 7 Utilities – Know when and how to shut off utilities
- Step 8 Hazardous Materials – Stay Away!
- Step 9 Earthquake- Drop, Cover and Hold on!
- Step 10 Tsunami – Severe Shaking: Move Inland
- Step 11 Storm, Flood, and Damn Failure Evacuation Routes – Know your risk! Know your way out!
- Step 12 Public Health Emergency – Wash your Hands! Cover Your Cough
- Step 13 Terrorism – See something – SAY SOMETHING!
- Step 14 Radiological Emergencies – Learn about Them
- Step 15 Other Disaster Scenarios- Implement the Steps!
- Step 16 – Emotional Impacts – Know The signs of Stress
- Step 17 Hostile Presence and Active Shooter
- Step 18 Evacuation