WEST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY - The ground may not be shaking, but on March 21the city of Rosemead will join many cities throughout Los Angeles County for an earthquake drill labeled “Golden Guardian.”
The exercise will test the ability of agencies throughout the county to respond to the impacts of a mock magnitude 7.8 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault.
Rosemead will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10 a.m. and interact with the County and other EOCs as they work their way through a variety of changing scenarios.
All city departments, area CERT volunteers, HAM Radio Operators, Neighborhood and Business Watch groups and local schools will be involved. As part of the drill, Los Angeles County will also activate its Emergency Operations Center to evaluate county-wide preparedness and establish goals and objectives to improve future response and recovery.
To learn about the drill, residents are encouraged to attend Rosemead’s monthly Community Safety Meeting scheduled later that evening at the Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on lessons learned from the “Golden Guardian” exercise.