Published : Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:07 PM
Bosco Tech joined forces with the American Red Cross, the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management, and several other San Gabriel Valley organizations for the South San Gabriel–Rosemead Preparedness Coalition Emergency Fair on Oct. 20 on the Bosco Tech campus.
The complimentary fair offered practical workshops sponsored by experts from Cal Tech and the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management, to name a few. Critical information was provided on preparing for potential future disasters and ways to protect oneself, loved ones and pets. Fair guests tried out an earthquake simulation room and learned CPR. Several emergency command vehicles were available to explore, and kids’ preparedness activities and give aways were offered.
“We’re pleased to help our community become more knowledgeable in preparing for possible disaster situations,” said Bosco Tech Principal Xavier Jimenez. “The fair, and our collaboration with the Coalition, the Red Cross and L.A. County, are extensions of the school’s long-standing commitment to serving the residents of the San Gabriel Valley.”
In addition to the American Red Cross and L.A. County Office of Emergency Management, South San Gabriel-Rosemead Preparedness Coalition members and sponsors include City National Bank, County of Los Angeles Fire Department, Eraxtyle Design, Evergreen Baptist Church, Office Zilla, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, TZU CHI, University of the West, Workforce Development Aging & Community Services, and Bosco Tech.
Hard-working coalition members were recognized during the fair by Assemblymember Ed Chau for their outstanding efforts to educate and prepare our community.
Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admissions requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. On Niche.com’s list of top private schools in America, Bosco Tech boasts a four-year college acceptance rate of 100 percent while approximately 75 percent of Bosco Tech graduates are enjoying careers in STEM-related fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2000 for more information.