Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will join other emergency agencies on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Emergency Expo at Santa Clarita Central Park to help prepare the Santa Clarita Valley community for disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, etc. Henry Mayo is one of 13 Disaster Resource Centers in Los Angeles County.
The expo will feature displays, presentations and drills from local emergency response teams, as well as exhibitors with products and services for emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
Terry Stone, emergency preparedness manager at Henry Mayo, and her team will set up the hospital’s inflatable surge tent, which in times of disaster, would serve as triage and treatment areas, as an education area. Stone’s team will provide disaster planning guides and will lead education sessions about Map Your Neighborhood, a special program about how to be prepared as a neighborhood during disasters.
“The purpose of this program is to be prepared in your neighborhood in case of disaster,” Stone said. “Neighbors should be able to identify where everybody lives and where the assets are, not only survival supplies but also the human assets such as people with special training like firefighters and healthcare workers.”
Stone added that there will also be an interactive Wii System digital fire and extinguisher simulation set up near the surge tent for demonstration.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Community Education Department is again offering the Prevent T2 National Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program that helps those who are at risk of developing diabetes reduce their blood sugar, lose weight, and reverse prediabetes.
The Santa Clarita City Council will take a major step toward enhancing one of the city of Santa Clarita’s landmark amenities by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Park Buildout project on Monday, Dec. 6.
The Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District is undergoing the redistricting process, and community members will have the opportunity to comment on revised trustee area boundaries at two upcoming public hearings.
To help ring in the holiday season, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger hosted her annual party for foster youth served by the Department of Children and Family Services and their foster families at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Metro Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for the I-5 North County Enhancements Project, which will improve the operations and safety of the I-5 freeway for motorists in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, are automatically extended through Feb. 28, 2022, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday.
We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. I hope you have made plans to safely celebrate with family and friends. I also want to encourage you to keep safety in mind when shopping for that perfect gift for your loved ones.