Emergency Preparedness Is Year-Round Reality

September is National Preparedness Month.

September 09, 2013 | By Susan Cox

On Sunday, Edison International CEO Ted Craver made a pitch for preparedness by throwing out the ceremonial first ball at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim.

Edison International has partnered with the American Red Cross to launch PrepareSoCal, a three-year, $1.5 million campaign to help Southern California residents prepare for catastrophic disasters.  Although studies show being prepared is the most critical step in recovering from a major disaster, most businesses and residents admit to being largely unprepared for emergency situations.

“In partnership with the American Red Cross, Edison International is sponsoring public preparedness training sessions and distributing preparedness kits and in-language materials at dozens of community, school and public events,” said Craver. “We urge everyone to get involved: Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.”

Before the game against the Texas Rangers, fans received free “What’s Your Game Plan?” rally towels, which can be packed in their disaster preparedness kits.  In addition, fans had the opportunity to visit Red Cross and Edison International information tables during the game to learn more about family preparedness and electrical safety.

To further promote the PrepareSoCal campaign, Angels catcher Hank Conger and pitcher Ernesto Frieri are encouraging fans to learn more about preparedness through a public service announcement that will air at Angels home games this month.

To learn more about emergency preparedness, visit www.PrepareSoCal.org.

Topics: People, Safety