Our guest this morning is Claudio Taniguchi the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Hawthorne and has been in that position for the last three years.
Currently, he heads up the Hawthorne CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) program which will host and share instruction of the class with LA County Fire for a fifth training this coming Saturday, June 9th.
He has also recently organized and instructed two CERT trainings for Hawthorne Spanish speakers and plans one for this coming September.
Mr. Taniguchi is presently writing the Emergency Operations Plan for the city and is actively promoting emergency preparedness in the community through homeowner association meetings.
He has embraced the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program and has presented to his neighbors and is impressed with the positive results that it’s garnered by bringing residents and resources together.
This coming July, through Community Outreach Promoting Emergency Preparedness (COPE) he will present a Spanish version of MYN to residents in the Lomita area.
He is a former high school Spanish teacher married to an elementary school teacher and is the father of three sons actively pursuing their dreams.
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