Temecula & FEMA to offer Youth Emergency Preparedness Program

TEMECULA — The City of Temecula, in collaboration with FEMA, is excited to present the City’s second annual Youth Emergency Preparedness Program (YEPP).


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In addition to educating youth about emergency preparedness and all-hazardous events that affect our region (i.e. earthquakes, floods, droughts, fires, terrorism, etc.), participants of the program will receive hands on experience managing the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) via a simulated tabletop exercise.

Not only will youth learn about regional hazards, they will also understand the decision making that takes place to ensure the continuity of essential City services in the event of a catastrophic emergency.

Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar states, “In the event of an emergency, preparedness is critical. One of the ways to prepare our community is to educate our future leaders. This program will give an insight on how our city government prepares, responds, recovers, and mitigates emergencies that occur.”

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 (8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.)
Where: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 41000 Main St. Temecula, CA 92590

Youth (Grades 9-12) will be provided with:

  • T-Shirt
  • Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch
  • Bag, Notebook, Pen
  • Community Service Hours
  • EOC Incident Simulation Training
  • Tour of Police Station and Fire Station

Seating is limited, so please register today at www.eventbrite.com keyword: YEPP

For more information or questions, please contact Robert Cardenas at (951) 693-3944

Submitted by City of Temecula

Contact the editor: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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