PASADENA—The Armenian National Committee of America Pasadena chapter hosted the Pasadena Police and Fire Departments at H&H Jivalagian Youth Center on Thursday, September 21 for Disaster Preparedness, Safety and Career Presentations and Procedures.
The ANCA – Pasadena chapter had worked closely with the City of Pasadena’s police and fire departments to bring about this important public function. We encouraged the esteemed residents of the City of Pasadena and its neighboring cities, young and old, to attend. All were welcome.
“Emergency preparedness, readiness, and keeping oneself safe, can and should never be taken lightly nor be understated, but should be taken with seriousness and single-minded dedication,” stated Board Advisor, David George Gevorkyan.
The event’s success is due to Pasadena Fire Department’s Firefighters, who were incredibly gracious in sharing information pertinent to the forum as well as the Police Department’s Officers. Both departments did a tremendous job in informing the public with the ANCA WR Pasadena chapter’s board infinitely grateful to the Fire and Police Chief, Chad Augustin and Eugene Harris, respectively, not to mention their staff, for their outstanding help in putting the event together.
A special thanks goes out to City of Pasadena’s Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian for her unwavering help in this endeavor.
Equally, the chapter thanks Pasadena’s Armenian Cultural Foundation, Lernavayr Gomideh, for their fervent help in making the event happen.
Events such as these are organized by the ANCA-WR Pasadena chapter as part of an effort to provide a public benefit that is crucial in times of natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires and earthquakes, not to mention safety in times of dire need.
The Armenian National Committee of America – Pasadena Chapter is the oldest, largest, and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization of its kind within the City of Pasadena. Founded in 1979, the Pasadena ANCA advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s thriving Armenian-American community and promotes increased civic service and participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.