Disaster Preparedness Fair to Showcase Local Response Capabilities
- August 2, 2018
Natividad and partner agencies to educate community on what they can do
SALINAS, Calif. (July 16, 2018) – Natividad is hosting a disaster preparedness fair to educate county employees and the community on what they can do in the event of an emergency.
The disaster preparedness fair, titled “When Disasters Happen… Having It All Together,” will showcase the hospital’s disaster triage tent and include informational booths from several partner agencies on resources available in the event of a mass casualty event. The fair is free and open to all. A Disaster Ready Basket will be raffled off for those who participate.
Natividad is committed to effective emergency and disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The hospital actively participates in community wide disaster preparedness through the Monterey County Hospital Preparedness Program. The Hospital Preparedness Program acts as the liaison to other area hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments, the County Office of Emergency Services, and surrounding state emergency preparedness regions. Local emergency agencies work with hospital and public health representatives to coordinate disaster drills and preparedness activities. Natividad is also connected to other state hospitals and agencies via the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN).
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parking lot outside of the Emergency Department
1441 Constitution Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93906
Participating agencies include:
- Monterey County Department of Health
- American Medical Response (AMR Ambulance)
- California Highway Patrol
- American Red Cross
- SPCA For Monterey County
- Salinas Police Department
- Salinas Fire Department
- Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
- CALSTAR Air Medical Services
- Donor Network West