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Holiday Fire Safety Tips
The holidays are a joyous time when we celebrate many festivities with our loved ones. However, it is also a time when many accidental fires occur. We at SERVPRO want to help ensure our customers have a happy and safe holiday season. Here are some helpful tips to help keep you and your home safe:
• When selecting a Christmas tree make sure pine needles are green and vibrant.
• Water Christmas tree daily, the average tree requires about a gallon of water. This will help avoid drying out.
• If tree does dry out do not plug in the tree lights.
• Do not leave tree lights on overnight.
• Keep Christmas tree away from heated surfaces such as fire places and heaters.
• Never leave lit candles unattended, especially around small children and/or pets.
• Always extinguish fire place after every use.
• Do not place any objects near heaters.
• When using the oven or stove, do not leave it unattended.
On behalf of our family at SERVPRO we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday!
Believe it or not, you’re exposed to mold every day. Some forms of mold you can see, however there are many that you can’t. Whether it grows on your walls, floor boards or even your shower curtains, mold is an unappealing sight to look at. Some people don’t pay any mind towards the mold and just let it grow. Having mold in your home can cause an issue for health concerns, especially for those who are prone to allergies or asthma. That is why we here at SERVPRO of Pasadena North, have technicians who specialize in mold remediation, so that we can take care of your mold problem. Our crew members take extreme precaution to ensure that we remove every last bit of the mold so you and your loved ones are not affected by it.
SERVPRO Storm Team
Our heart and prayers go out to those who were effected by the recent wildfires in Southern California. Such catastrophic events can leave many feeling hopeless and confused on what to do next. Be cautious of soot, smoke and ash damage that may have risen, as a part of the aftermath from the fires. If your home or business were near any of the fires, your property may have been afflicted. We here at SERVPRO Pasadena North, are apart of a Storm Team that specializes in emergency restoration when events like this occur. Storm Teams are comprised of multiple SERVPRO franchises, all of which share the same goal of getting the home/business owner back to their home/business as quickly as possible. We can ensure that you receive the highest standard of customer service, to help make the transition of restoring your home as smooth as possible.
Communities During Storm
The recent fires in Southern California, the key thing to remember is to not panic. In times like this, staying calm and addressing the problem correctly can go a long way. These wild fires made it from the San Fernando Valley all the way to the hills of Santa Barbara, where our Storm Team and SERVPRO of Pasadena Noth have been dispatched. They are working diligently to begin the cleanup and restoration process for the properties that have been effected. During times like this, we see how well connected the community is. Our customers have been looking out for each other, by staying in communication to coordinate their schedules and give each other updates on the latest fire status. When our clients are at ease, it makes making it “Like it never even happened.” that much easier. We appreciate the patience and great feedback we have received from our customers.
Caring for hard wood and laminate flooring can be difficult at times. You must limit the amount of water used when mopping the surface of the floor and you should immediately clean up any spills that may occur. One of the reasons it is important to avoid any type of liquid, is because leaving a liquid on the surface for an extended period of time can lead to “buckling” also known as “edge-warping. Floor “buckling” or edge- warping” is very noticeable. You can tell that a floor has buckled when you begin to notice a rugged or bumpy feeling as you walk or feel the floor.
Ways to prevent floor “buckling”
- Limit water usage when wiping or mopping the floor
- Clean spills immediately
- Avoid using cleaning products that can saturate the floor
- Do not place plants that must be watered on a daily basis on the floor
- Be cautious of pets urinating on the floor
Restore vs. Replace
At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we strive to, "Restore vs Replace" whenever possible. One of the ways we achieve this is by drying in place. Instead of removing hardwood flooring that has sustained water damage, we use the Floor Mat System to quickly and effectively dry the affected material.
When water seeps into hardwood flooring if not addressed immediately and properly, this will result in floor buckling. The next steps of drying the hardwood floor are crucial because this determines whether or not we can salvage the floor.To avoid this from occurring we place drying floor mats and tent the affected area with our state of the art drying equipment.
The benefits of having our equipment set up as soon as possible allows for us to restore instead of replace. Our goal at SERVPRO is to leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Sewage Loss at a Commercial Building
The loss occurred when there was a sewer backup from the floor drain in the janitor's closet. The water traveled to a vacant office that is adjacent to where the damage originated and the unit down bellow. The kitchen, hallways and janitor's closet all sustained damage.
Our highly trained and certified SERVPRO technicians arrived onsite and began extracting water from all the affected areas. Once all the standing water was removed they began cutting walls, removing carpet and disposing of contaminated contents. Under standard procedure we allow the structure to dry completely. We were able to achieve this process in 3 days with minimal business interruption. Sewage cleanup must be done professionally, it is very easy to think you cleaned it all when in fact there is still a lot to be done. Be sure to contact a professional to ensure that home or commercial building is well taken care of.
If you ever experience a fire or water loss in your home or place of business call us for a free inspection at (626) 447-4111.
Spooky season is Coming!
The fall season is upon us and you know what that means? Yes, you guessed it right, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the change in weather and who can forget Halloween!
We here at SERVPRO of Pasadena North like to spice things up as well.This year we decided to change things up a little and not only dress ourselves up but have our 1st Annual Office Decorating Contest. The winner of this years contest received movies tickets and dinner for two. At SERVPRO of Pasadena North we take competition very seriously. We have 8 offices in total and of the 8 offices Ms Flood proved herself to be the victor. Ms. Flood went above and beyond showcasing her creativity.
This only means that next year we have to bring our A game. Congratulations Ms Flood we'll patiently look forward to dethroning you next year!
The trusty Pack-out
One of the most challenging times you may experience, is when your home or business is affected by a water damage. As difficult as it may be during a time like this, you can count on your local SERVPRO of Pasadena North heroes to save the day. Depending on the size or extent of the damage caused by the water loss, we may be obligated to remove all the contents from the affected area. You can trust our professional staff to pack, inventory, and store your contents in our warehouse facility. The process begins by taking a detailed inventory of your items with photos to ensure that all your items are documented. After all your items are inventoried, it is then brought back to our facilities where they are stored.
Bolton & Company Corn Hole Toss
This was our first year attending Bolton and Company’s fundraiser at the Rose Bowl and what an experience that was. We participated in their annual corn hole toss tournament. Although we didn’t win, we had a great time and met a lot of genuine people because of it. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for charity and organizations that help those in need. We a grateful to have such a caring business in the city of Arcadia. SERVPRO of Pasadena North wants to thank everyone at Bolton and Company that made this event possible and a memorable experience for us. We’re looking forward to next years event!!!
Large loss at local Airport
This large loss was caused by an overnight storm. Over 12" of water affected nearly 7,000 sq ft. of office space, lobby and break-room areas.
We received the call early Friday morning and within an hour we had a crew on-site. They began the mitigation process by removing carpets, baseboards and cutting walls. Once that phase was complete our crew began the drying process by placing air movers and utilizing our desiccant. We used two generators to minimize any business interruption. After six days the drying process was completed and ready for reconstruction.
At SERVPRO of Pasadena Noth we specialize in effective drying procedures with our state of the art equipment. Our technicians are all certified and ready to assist with any size damage. We are a 24- Hour emergency response service. We leave it, "Like it never even happened".
Key tips to guide you through the aftermath of a fire.
A fire in your home or business can be very devastating. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from fire/smoke damage and also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. Here are some tips what to do after the fire.
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
Call the professionals at SERVPRO to get the damage under control. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. WE are trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible.
Commercial water loss
We received a call from our valued customer who had experienced a water damage. The cause of loss was due to a break in the kitchen supply line which comes directly down from the upstairs break room. The water began to seep through the sub floor and eventually made its way to multiple offices. SERVPRO of Pasadena North was onsite in under an hour and immediately started extracting water. The following day our crew was onsite continuing the demolition of affected materials. Our next phase will consist of allowing the structure to dry with the help our dehumidifiers and air movers. This will prepare the building for the reconstruction phase. At the end of the day we helped put this customer back in business leaving it, "Like it never even happened."
Safety @ Lake
On January 31st, 2018 SERVPRO of Pasadena North was featured as an Emergency Response vendor at Lake Ave Church's Emergency Preparedness Fair, "Safety @ Lake". This is our 4th year participating in this fun and informative event. Treasure, Marian and Levi make this event possible by bringing together local businesses that serve the great city of Pasadena. It was a day filled with workshops for adults as well as children, teaching the importance of being prepared for an emergency. Although there is no telling when or a disaster may strike, at least you know you can count on SERVPRO of Pasadena North heroes to have your back. With over 1,600 locations nationwide your SERVPRO heroes are only a phone call away. We will help leave it, "Like it never even happened".
The cause of loss was due to a fire sprinkler pipe that broke. As a result, four feet of water flooded the basement, affected the walls and content that were also in the basement. Our SERVPRO technicians knew exactly what to do. We first endured the customer that we had everything under control and we restore all content and completely dry out the basement. We did exactly that! Extracting the water comes first, we must then cut and dry the walls to make sure there is no moisture left, because then mold can start to grow. While the walls are being dried, we move onto to the contents. The contents were papers that had value to the homeowner. With extreme caution and the right equipment, we were able to restore all the content with out destroying them.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North just wants to remind you that we do water remediation services as well as content drying.
Water Mitigation Leads to Mold Remediation
A job usually turns into a mold remediation after the affected area has experienced some type of water damage. That’s why it’s important to contact SERVPRO right away to get started on fixing the problem before it gets worse.
Primary loss site is the kitchen. The walls and cabinets in the kitchen had high moisture readings. We had then learned that the water traveled to other rooms, so we immediately ran our moisture tests and discovered moisture in the other rooms. Once we got permission to remove the hard would floor, we saw that mold had started to grow. The picture is of mold underneath a staircase where the water traveled down to. The mold remediation process has now begun. Our technicians must remove the mold off both the walls and studs. Mold remediation must be done with extreme caution to ensure the mold can’t affect any other areas.
Always Be Prepared
Experiencing fire damage can be a very stressful situation. The leading cause of fires in a home or business most commonly occur when cooking or smoking, heating units and/or electrical issues.
After any fire damage, your primary focus should be safety:
- Is it safe to stay in the home?
- Electrical hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
Things you should do after a fire and smoke damage:
- Limit the movements in your home after a fire damage to prevent soot particles from spreading damage to upholstery and carpet.
- Place dry towels on rugs, upholstery and carpet in high traffic areas.
- If you turn off the electricity completely empty the refrigerator and prop doors open.
- To prevent soot from sticking to chrome on kitchen/bathroom faucets or fixtures protect them by applying a small amount of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers to stop particles of soot from getting in or out the HVAC system.
No one ever expects to experience a fire damage, but if it does occur you can count on SERVPRO of Pasadena North. Our technicians are well trained to cleanup and restore your home and/or business. We are available 24-hours 7 days a week to help you get your life back together.
Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.?
Heavy rainstorms can cause significant flooding, contributing to flash floods, mudslides and overflowing levees or dams. Although, not always common California does experience heavy rain from time to time. This could potentially put property like your home or business at risk.
Tips to help your home or business avoid flooding:
- Install rain gutters and other drainage. systems. (Clean out rain gutters frequently)
- Fix any leaks IMMEDIATELY.
- Extra roof protection by investing and installing a rubber roof underlayment. (waterproof barrier that goes under the shingles and protects the roof from water intrusion.)
Tips for drivers during the rain season
- Avoid cruise control (This feature works great in dry conditions, but when used in wet conditions, the chance of losing control of the vehicle can increase)
- When driving, slow down and leave room in front of you (Slowing down during wet weather is critical in reducing a car’s chance of hydroplaning.)
If you do experience flood damage in your home or business SERVPRO of Pasadena North is here to help leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Call us at (626)447-4111.
What You Should Know About Mold
Mold is very interesting, but gross at the same time. We here at SERVPRO want you to know if you have a mold problem, we can take care of it. However, there are some things about mold that you should know. When you hear the term "black mold", you may think that its very harmful. What you should know is that mold can be all colors and its color doesn't dictate how harmful it may be. The color of mold may vary, due to whatever type of material it is consuming. Mold releases spores and may cause an allergic reactions, no matter what color or what type of mold it is.
Just keep in mind SERVPRO of Pasadena North, has highly trained technicians who specialize in mold remediation.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
1. We are a 24-Hour Emergency Response Team
SERVPRO of Pasadena North professionals will help limit the damage and get your facility back in operation QUICKLY! We have a 1-4-8 Service Response Guideline :
- Within 1 hour from the notice of loss SERVPRO of Pasadena North will contact you to arrange for service.
- Within 4 hours SERVPRO of Pasadena North Professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services.
- Within 8 business hours SERVPRO of Pasadena North would have a verbal briefing of the scope.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North will keep you informed from start to finish.
3. Reduce Recovery Time
By arriving quickly and addressing the mitigating damage to the structure and contents, and providing effective cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO of Pasadena North will help you reopen the doors as soon as possible.
4. Lower Recovery Costs
We help you save money! Our quick response helps minimize secondary damage at your property which saves you thousands.
5. Emergency Response Profile
SERVPRO of Pasadena North helps you plan for recovery before a disaster strikes! (See our other blog on "Getting Prepared" for more information)
6. Full Line of Services
- Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
- Water Removal and Humidification
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Catastrophic Storm Response
- Move Outs & Contents Restoration
- Contents Claim Inventory Service
- Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
- Bio-hazard and Crime Scene
7. A National Leader in Storm Response
We help when you need it the most!
SERVPRO is a national restoration company your clients and tenants know and trust!
Fire, Smoke, Soot, and Ash Cleanup
If you’ve every experienced a home fire, then you know how devastating it can be. A house fire is something no one everyone should experience. However, if a fire were to occur, SERVPRO of Pasadena North specializes in fire cleanup and restoration.
After a fire has occurred smoke, ash, soot, and a smoky odor are most likely what’s going to be left behind. Not only are they harmful to your home, the aftermath of a fire can also be a harmful to your health. We advise you to just sit back and let the professionals handle the situation. Our crew members are highly trained and know exactly how to treat a fire damage after it has occurred. Taking matters into your own hands may only make the situation worse and even cause you health issues.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North is here to help. Call (626) 447-4111, for any concerns you may have about a home fire.
Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North
Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North's blog page.
We will share helpful tips and inform you about our services and community events.
We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making North Pasadena the best it can be.
For those of you who do not know what SERVPRO is, we have listed the services we provide below:
? Fire, Smoke and Soot cleanup
? Water Mitigation and Dehumidification
? Mold Remediation
? Catastrophic Storm Response
? Large Commercial Loss
? Move Outs And Contents Restoration
? Document Drying
? Contents Claim Inventory Service
? Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
? Biohazard and Crime Scene
? Vandalism (Board-up and cleanup)
? Contents cleaning
We here at SERVPRO of Pasadena North are open 24-hours, 7 days a week. You need us and we'll be there to make it, "Like it never even happened." Call (626) 447-4111, for any questions or concerns you may have.
About Our STORM TEAM
Did you know SERVPRO of Pasadena North travels across the United States to assist local franchises, in efforts to help victims who experience flooding during storms?
We've traveled to:
- New Mexico 2011- Pipe Freeze
- Kentucky 2014- Pipe Freeze
- New York 2012- Hurricane Sandy
- Washington DC 2012- Mid-Atlantic Freeze
- New Jersey 2011- Hurricane Irene
- Santa Barbara 2017- Thomas Fire
We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists
As leaders in the water mitigation industry, we have advanced training and expertise. In addition to a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use our training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to it's pre-storm condition.
Independently Owned Company with National Storm Resources
We are an independently owned and operated business. SERVPRO of Pasadena North is strategically located to respond quickly to any flood or water damage situation. When a major storm or flood event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.
Discovering a Leak
Discovering you have a leak in your home or business can be very stressful, especially when the leak has gone unnoticed for an extended period of time.
Pipes usually aren't exposed, making it difficult to detect when there is a leak. Water damage that you can not see is the most dangerous because it can spread without your knowledge.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North has special thermal imaging equipment that can provide a non-invasive moisture inspection in your home or business. This helps identify where the problem may be present with out creating unnecessary damage to the structure.
Trying to figure out the source of the leak on your own is difficult, as well as attempting to mitigate the damage on your own. Here are some tips on what you can do before SERVPRO heroes arrive:
- Stop the leak until you can repair or replace the pipe.
- Shut off the water valve to the pipe.
- Turn on the faucets, to drain water left in the pipes.
- Call SERVPRO of Pasadena North (626)447-4111.
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus. It can be found both indoors and outdoors. Research has shown that mold grows best in humid, warm and moist environments. Mold commonly occurs in homes during the winter because of the significant amount of moisture in the air. Below are the common types of molds found indoor.
- Aspergillus - grows on dust, food made from powder, and most commonly found on drywall.
- Cladosporium - can grow in both cool and warm environments and is typically found on fabric and on the surface of wood.
- Penicillium - often has a blue or green color and is typically formed on objects that have been affected by water.
- Alternaria - is found in most common damp areas, such as showers or under sinks.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North is open 24-hours, don’t hesitate to call us at anytime. We can have a team of professional technicians, to start on your mold remediation right away. We’ll make it, “Like it never even happened.”
Don't Let Mold Trick You
The beginning of the year, usually starts us off with cold and wet weather. Durning these times, you may notice an increase of moisture in your home. Wether it be on your walls, books, clothes, your child’s toys, mold can grow there. Mold is easier to deal with because you can see it. However, mold spores can be found everywhere and they’re invisible to the naked eye. Spores are found both indoors and outdoors and can travel through your home in many different ways. For example, open windows and ventilation systems are primary ways mold spores can enter your home. The way mold begins to grow is only if the spores were to land on a surface where there’s an excessive amount of moisture. As a reminder, SERVPRO of Pasadena North specializes in Mold Remediation. Give us a call today for a free estimate (626) 447-4111.
Signs of Mold
How can you tell if you have mold in your home? Mold has a very distinct and musky smell to it. If you start to notice a very disturbing smell coming from certain walls or platforms in your home, the chances are mold is growing in that area. However, in order to determine whether or not you have mold in your home, an environmental testing company must do the proper tests for our technicians to operate. As you may know, mold can get you sick. It is best that you stay away from the affected area and under no circumstances should you touch mold or clean it yourself. Being exposed to mold can cause excessive sneezing, runny noses, red eyes and even rashes. That’s why it’s best that you call a professional like SERVPRO of Pasadena North, who have the proper knowledge, equipment and highly trained technicians that specialize in mold remediation. We take pride in resolving your mold issue and leaving it, “Like it never even happened.”
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
The season of giving is upon us and this year we were able to spread some Holiday cheer, to the children at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. The House does so much for these children and their families while they receive treatment in the surrounding hospitals. Being able to donate our time with children was a reward in itself. Despite their condition they had positive attitudes and personalities that were larger than life.
We spent the afternoon decorating Christmas stockings. The children were very creative and seeing them smile and forget about their condition for those few hours, was definitely priceless. One of the children we met was Jesus, he had such a charismatic personality and he had a ball decorating several different stockings.
Thank you Pasadena Ronald McDonald House for everything you do, we appreciate the opportunity of being able to give back!
Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Forum
SERVPRO believes in the continuing education of its associates. That is why our local Franchise Trainers create marketing forums where we are able to share each others success stories. Focusing on putting our clients needs first.
At this year's marketing forum our guest speaker was Brandon Rohner a SERVPRO Commercial Marketing Consultant. With many years of expertise in the industry. He has been able to assist countless franchises with large losses such as commercial fire/water damage.
During our forum we focused on ways we can better help our clients prepare for a catastrophic loss. One of the ways we were able to achieve this, is by the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan. Its a profile designed to help businesses easily access vital information and key contact phone numbers needed during an emergency. If you own a business and would like to learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan, then please call our Marketing Department at (626)447- 4111 for assistance.
Jack O' Lantern
Halloween is around the corner. SERVPRO of Pasadena North would like to share some tips on how to keep your Jack O' Lantern (Pumpkin) from getting moldy fast!
Follow these easy steps:
- After your pumpkin has been carved, rinse it out with water to get rid of excess strings and gunk.
- Take a large bucket or tub and fill it with three gallons of water.
- Stir three teaspoons of bleach into the water.
- Dunk in the pumpkin.
- Then you add silica by removing the top of the pumpkin. Take a silica bead and embed it into the interior of the pumpkin. Do not stick the bead in so far that it changes the appearance of the pumpkin's exterior.
Silica packets are largely available with the following items:
- Beef jerky
- Shoes and shoe boxes
- Cat litter
- Purses or wallets
Taste of Arcadia & Business Showcase
Taste of Arcadia
Taste of Arcadia is around the corner!
Monday, September 26th
The Los Angeles County Arboretum (301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia Ca).
The Taste of Arcadia & Business Showcase is held by The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. This year's Taste of Arcadia and Business showcase will have an additional 40-plus business exhibitors and one will be SERVPRO's booth. This is SERVPRO of Pasadena Norths second year with a business showcase booth at the taste. Last year was an amazing turnout. We met a lot of people from our Arcadia community and passed out helpful information about SERVPRO. This year we expect to draw 1,800 attendees to enjoy the many different foods from 45 of Arcadia's local restaurants, caterers, and wine and beer vendors. This is the Arcadia Chambers biggest event! Don't miss out on the amazing food & entertainment.
Visit our booth!
To get your tickets at :
Mold is commonly found in most places in our environment like our homes and we may not even know it. Mold can be a serious problem in your home or business because it can spread quickly.
What causes mold?
Mold can be caused by a variety of water intrusion problems like a roof leak or leaking water line that is not taken care of in a timely manner.
Is having mold in your home a health hazard?
Yes, mold can cause health problems. Especially, to children, those with comprised immune systems such as; elderly persons and those with respiratory problems.
When dealing with mold in your home it is very important NOT TO:
- Touch or disturb the mold.
- Blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
To prevent mold you should:
- Reduce moisture levels in your bathroom by running a fan during and after your shower.
- Fix plumbing issues like leaks to prevent moisture problems and water damage from accruing because water damage is the main source for mold growth.
- Increase airflow in your home by opening windows.
- Cleaning, disinfecting and drying surfaces daily
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Pasadena North for mold remediation services at (626) 447-4111.
Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North
Welcome to SERVPRO
Welcome to SERVPRO of Pasadena North's blog page.
We will share helpful tips and inform you about our services and community events.
We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making Pasadena the best it can be.
SERVPRO of Pasadena North has many upcoming events that we will be blogging about for example; the Taste of Arcadia which is hosted by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. We will also be a part of the Emergency Preparedness Fair hosted by the Pasadena Kaiser Permanente. We will be along side the American Red Cross, Local Fire & Police Departments and other organizations helping the community take the necessary steps toward emergency readiness.