LOS ALAMITOS : Disaster Readiness Fair to Feature Helicopters
The use of helicopters during medical evacuations and in search-and-rescue operations will be featured during a disaster readiness fair in March at the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Police Chief Mike Skogh, who heads the city’s disaster planning panel, said that participants will include law enforcement agencies, firefighters, the American Red Cross, utility companies and the National Guard.
“This is the perfect opportunity for families and business owners to prepare for earthquake, fire and floods,” Skogh said. “Our timing for this couldn’t be better.”
The fair, scheduled for March 25 and 26 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center southeast parking lot, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Last year, former Los Alamitos Mayor Anthony R. Selvaggi and Brig. Gen. Guido J. Portante Jr. decided to hold the fair to help residents better understand the role of the reserve center during a state emergency.
The reserve center at 11200 Lexington Drive has been designated as a state disaster support area, where military resources can be used for evacuations and rescue operations.
For more information on the fair, contact Capt. Cynthia McArthur at (310) 795-2090.