Fifth Annual Emergency Preparedness Event set for Nov. 17

By on October 31, 2017
Mike Morrell

In partnership with the nonprofit Building Resilient Communities, state Sen. Mike Morrell (R-23rd District-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the Fifth Annual Emergency Preparedness Event, “Ark of Safety Forum” on Friday, Nov. 17. Online registration is now open at:

This event is a structured opportunity for Inland Empire faith, community, business, and education leaders to come together to discuss how to make our places of worship and neighborhoods safer. At this year’s event, the Rancho Cucamonga unit of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District will present active shooter training with real-life scenarios and discussion.

“In times like these, it is crucial that houses of worship be prepared to help when disaster strikes.  Many times the faith community is the first and the last to assist,” said Debra Williams, president of Building Resilient Communities.

Attendees will also hear about one pastor’s experience from the recent shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino and what lessons can be learned from that event. Ways in which congregations can best serve their surrounding communities in an emergency situation will be included in other presentations.

The 2017 “Ark of Safety Forum” will be held Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino at 1201 East Highland Avenue in San Bernardino. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For questions or more information contact Melissa Boyd with Sen. Morrell’s office at 909-919-7731 or