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Getting ready for an earthquake

April 01, 2000

Amber Willard

BURBANK -- Today is the start of the state's Earthquake Preparedness

month and the Burbank Fire Department has a handful of events to help

educate residents.

This month, which marks the 17th year of the campaign, features a

statewide duck, cover and hold drill at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in which all

schools and businesses are asked to participate.

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The highlight of the month is an Emergency Preparedness Fair, which

will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14-16 in the Los Angeles Zoo

parking lot at Griffith Park, said Rich Baenan, the department's disaster

preparedness coordinator. With other agencies, fire officials will lead

demonstrations and provide information.

Fire officials will host a preparedness discussion for seniors at

12:30 p.m. April 10 at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave.

Groups interested in having a fire official give a presentation can

call 238-3491.

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