Ready for an emergency? Pleasanton seminar could help

City to host expert advisors who'll talk about 'being prepared'

With news reports showing the devastation of recent tornadoes and floods in the Midwest and East, a free public program has been scheduled for May 11 at the Pleasanton Senior Center to help local residents prepare for emergencies.

Speaking at the seminar will be Ana-Marie Jones of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) and Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, emergency preparedness manager for the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

The program is especially aimed at seniors and will provide information about mastering simple preparedness and response skills to stay safe, said Joanne Hall, public information officer for the city of Pleasanton.

"You'll be able to learn about Pleasanton's current emergency plan and how to prepare your family and home in the event of a disaster," she said. "Participants will also learn about the other agencies that Pleasanton partners with to prepare for an emergency."

The seminar will be start at 10 a.m. in the Senior Center. A question and answer segment will also be included. For more information, call 931-5365.

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