On Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 AM, the CCEA and the City of Glendale are holding an emergency evacuation drill of Chevy Chase Canyon. Your voluntary participation in this drill will help emergency responders learn how to best assist us in a real emergency, and enable residents to residents to exercise their ability to evacuate.
Chevy Chase Canyon presents the challenge that there are five ways in and out, and emergency teams want to learn how they can help us prevent a bottlenecks during an actual emergency.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important drill!
What will happen during the drill?
Canyon residents will be notified via text, voice message or email at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 14. The notification will announce the start of the drill and give us instructions on where to go and what to do. Once the drill is completed we will be notified that we can return home.
If you haven’t yet done so, please sign up for emergency notices (such as the practice one we will receive for our drill) at https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/fire-department/emergency-preparedness and then click on the Emergency Alerts button to sign up.
Who is invited to participate?
All Chevy Chase Canyon residents. Residents will be notified via text, voice, or email to exercise their household emergency plans and evacuate.
Why practice evacuating?
To give canyon residents an opportunity to prepare for an emergency that may require an evacuation. Your participation will help first responders and public safety personnel improve their response.
How can you prepare for the exercise?
Visit www.GlendaleFire.org, click on the Emergency Preparedness button and follow the steps below.
Follow these 4 steps to prepare for an emergency:
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you. You can sign up for Glendale Citizen Alerts here.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Use the resources here to build your kit. Consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for petsor seniors.
Be a good neighbor and get involved. Join the Glendale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and learn how to help your community before, during and after an emergency!