DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – As the Mayan Calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:11 a.m. people around the world are wondering what will happen when this so-called earth-shaking event transpires.
Scientists from NASA report that the date coincides with a perfect alignment of the Earth, Sun and Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy they theorize is a huge black hole at approximately 26 degrees in the Constellation Sagittarius.
Station 36 Skyborne has two mass care trailers that were recently received through the Riverside County Office of Emergency Services (OES) from a federal grant. These mass care trailers provide 90 cots for ambulatory patients and 10 additional cots to accommodate handicapped individuals.
Each trailer is equipped with 200 blankets and a small generator. The city has offered tours of the two trailers to civic and business leaders.
In addition to the two mass care trailers, the city has garnered two other trailers, and currently houses them at the Corp Yard with supplies. “It is time to go through these trailers to annually refresh those supplies,” Daniels said.
Desert Hot Springs Battalion Chief Patrick Tomlinson heads the city’s Emergency Preparedness effort and George Fisher chairs the Mayor’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness which meets monthly in concert with the CERT Program.