This Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM

Chatsworth, Granada Hills North, Granada Hills South, Lake Balboa, Northridge East, Northridge West, and Porter Ranch Neighborhood Councils are organizing the 3rd Annual North Valley Disaster Preparedness Event on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Fire Station 87 (Balboa south of Devonshire) in Granada Hills from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Neighborhood Councils will be giving away 300 emergency preparedness bags, as well as Yogi Bear Shakey-Quakey School House coloring books. Free child ID cards will be available. There will be information and demonstrations from American Red Cross, the L.A. Fire Department, LAPD, DWP, HAM Radio, Community Emergency Response Team, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and more.

For more information, call Semee Park at (818) 756-8501.

Click here for the official event information flyer.

In addition, GHNNC is providing two backpacks filled with emergency preparedness supplies to be given away in two drawings to be held during the 3rd annual North Valley Emergency Preparedness Event. Winner need not be present, but a valid E-mail address (at least) is required (so the winner can be contacted if not present) to enter the drawing.

Here’s a list of the backpacks’ contents (subject to slight change if we can gather any more stuff). Very impressive!

1 – 3″ gauze roll, non-sterile
2 – triangle bandages w/ 2 safety pins, non-sterile
2 – 4 x 4 gauze sponge, sterile
1 – 5 x 9 ABD pad (extra absorbent), sterile
1 – pair leather-palm gloves
1 – pair exam gloves
1 – flashlight using D batteries, included
1 – pair safety goggle, vented (King 0572-098), not liquid-tight
2 – N95 folding masks with valve, 3M # 9211
1 – metal signal whistle with lanyard
1 – plastic box knife with snap-off blade
1 – plastic whistle w/lanyard
2 – light sticks
2 – foil packs of emergency drinking water
1 – cold pack
2 – hand warmers
2 – warm packs
2 – emergency blankets
2 – emergency ponchos
1 – preparedness brochure
2 – suntan lotion (SPF50) with carabineer
2 – suntan lotion (SPF50) in travel-size tube
2 – travel-size body lotion
2 – travel-size shampoo
2 – travel-size conditioner
1 – toothpaste promo
1 – sticky note pack
1 – Northridge East NC note pad
2 – GHNNC pens
2 – GHNNC chip bag closures
1 – clipboard
1 – keychain LED light
1 – canvas tote (Josh Groban)
1 – Digalert (811) card
1 – lantern from Lake Balboa NC (batteries included)
1 – erasable notepad w/pen from Lake Balboa NC
1 – 12-pack of Dentyne gum
1 – ZIP-lock bag for first aid supplies
1 – HELP/OK 11″ x 17″ sign from Chatsworth NC