On October 6th, Councilmember Blumenfield hosted an Emergency Preparedness Fair at his District Office in Reseda. Residents came to learn tips and crucial information from experts about how to prepare and protect themselves and their neighbors in the event of an emergency.
“When our city was rocked by the Northridge Earthquake 24 years ago, I was working for Congressman Howard Berman and I vividly remember the devastation and heartache our community faced,” said Blumenfield. “The need to be better prepared was indelibly seared into my consciousness.”
As a City Councilmember, Blumenfield established the Volunteer Emergency Command Center (VECC) housed right in his District Office. It has become a one stop shop for emergency training and needs. This center contains HAM radios and Volunteer Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) as well as fully loaded Volunteer Emergency Preparedness On Demand (VEPOD) containers. All of this has transformed the building into a disaster response relief point of distribution. Thanks to Nathan Wolfstein and all the members of Blumenfield’s Community Action Team (BobCAT) that have made this vision into a reality.