September 6, 2008
Disaster-preparedness class held for seniors Disaster Preparedness: How to Look After Yourself in an Emergency will be presented for those people 55 and older at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. It is sponsored by the National Alliance for Healthy Communities and the city. Course presenters will discuss what one can do during a disaster and how to prepare a disaster kit at this free 1 1/2 -hour seminar. Various safety products will be on display.
September 3, 2008
Members of the Burbank-Valley Garden Club will hear Norma and Charles Johnson speak on ?Growing Orchids in the Valley? at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Building, Verdugo Park, 700 N. California St., Burbank. Admission is free. A potluck luncheon follows the speakers. For more information, call Grace Davis at (818) 848-0313. ? Happy House , a nonprofit organization dedicated to building better families, co-founded by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is hosting a series of workshops on ?
February 27, 2008
CITY HALL — Though the October wildfires that tore through Malibu, San Diego and other California communities did not touch Burbank, their fiery paths left a mark on officials in the city who took the opportunity to appraise Burbank’s disaster preparedness. On Tuesday, officials presented its disaster-preparedness plan to the City Council in case a fire, earthquake or other disasters — natural or man-made — befall the city. “Due to the extensive and graphic media coverage of the destruction [from fires]
December 3, 2005
BURBANK -- Providence St. Joseph Medical Center made disaster preparedness look almost glamorous on Friday morning, with a showcase of white inflatable tents, gas masks and shiny plastic hospital beds. The hospital, one of 11 Disaster Resource Centers in Los Angeles County, showed off accomplishments during a Safety and Disaster Fair set up in their back parking lot. Staffers rolled out portable decontamination showers, an inflatable hospital and trailer full of equipment to show the community just what they would see in the case of a disaster.
November 16, 2005
In a city threatened by fires, mudslides and earthquakes, it has been five years since returning teachers in the Burbank Unified School District have undergone training in the proper disaster procedures. Growing concern over recent fires and floods has school officials looking in to creating a refresher course for its teachers. "You lose it if you don't use it," said Marlene Burton, the disaster preparedness coordinator for the school district. "Things definitely start to get fuzzy after a few years."
November 3, 2005
We were struck with sadness by the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in the South. The homes destroyed, the people evacuated and the lives lost touched us all. And it is a reminder of just how quickly and without warning disaster can strike. We should all know how to respond to any disaster in our own area, be it earthquake, flooding or terrorism. We should be prepared to evacuate our homes and take refuge in public shelters, as well as know how to care for our basic needs.
September 3, 2005
A developer, a former mayor and the city's disaster preparedness coordinator were among the residents chosen Tuesday by the City Council to serve on the committee reviewing the city's operations and governmental organization. The 15-member Charter Review Committee will begin its task of reviewing city functions and organization and potentially reform city government in January. The committee will meet twice a month for a year and then make recommendation for changes that must be approved by voters.
March 12, 2005
Mark R. Madler Even as the City Council approved a plan to prepare the city for natural and man-made disasters, the city's disaster-preparedness coordinator anticipated changes because of recent rains. "As new disasters occur, we will add those," preparedness coordinator Rich Baenen said. We will put another page or two [in the plan] on damage to the fire roads from the rain. This is a plan that exists in perpetuity and is a living plan." The City Council unanimously adopted the plan Tuesday, but not without giving its own input.
October 4, 2003
Jackson Bell Eight Burbank Fire Department volunteers awarded for their outstanding disaster preparedness and services by a state organization will be recognized by the City Council on Tuesday. Last month, members of the Community Disaster Volunteers Steering Committee received a Silver Award from the Southern California Emergency Services Assn. for managing more than 300 local residents involved in the emergency program. Volunteer Christine Renna was also awarded for training local high school students in disaster preparedness.
January 25, 2003
Molly Shore When the "disaster" hit, parents, teachers, school staff and students at Jefferson Elementary School sprang into action. The disaster drill, postponed from November because of high winds at the time, was a districtwide event to prepare for what might happen in a disaster, like an earthquake. Within 10 minutes of the 10 a.m. bell Thursday, school staff, headed by Principal Lynn Perske, had a command center set up on the playground.