Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, a licensed emergency medical technician of 30-years, has issued the following statement regarding Ebola safety and treatment protocols for front-line medical staff:
“Last week, two nurses in Texas tested positive with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the Texas man who died from Ebola on October 8th.
(Sacramento) - The Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), held an informational hearing on the Napa earthquake in the California State Capitol to examine the state and local emergency response to the recent Napa earthquake. "After any emergency situation, it is important to take stock and review the emergency response to find out what worked well and if there are any gaps that need to be filled," said Assemblymember Rodriguez. "We were fortunate that the Napa earthquake occurred early in the morning when most people were asleep, but we may not be so lucky with the next earthquake." Watch the entire hearing here: http://www.livestream.com/asmdc/video?clipId=flv_1e5a9e69-3494-4a34-8b09-4cecbc69e7db
Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair
“Earthquakes-Going Forward, Lessons Learned from Napa”
Monday, October 20, 2014
State Capitol Room 126
For questions or to RSVP please call my district office at (909) 902-9606.
The Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, will hold an informational hearing on the Napa earthquake at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 20th at the California State Capitol. The hearing will examine the state and local emergency response to the earthquake.
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2044 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez which tightens loopholes in current law regarding residential care facilities for the elderly and improves the quality of life for residents of the facilities.
AB 2044 requires that each residential care facility have at least one manager or other qualified supervisor at the facility at all times as well as an employee certified in CPR. The bill further requires that training for all direct-care employees include building and fire safety and the appropriate response to emergencies.
On Sunday Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1598 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, which improves the way first responders train for active shooter situations. Assemblymember Rodriguez introduced the bill in response to the shooting that occurred in November of last year at Los Angeles International Airport in which a Transportation Safety Administration officer was killed.
“I heard too many stories about injured victims at LAX having to wait to receive medical care,” said Rodriguez. “As an Emergency Medical Technician of 30 years, I know how critical it is for the injured to receive prompt medical attention. Our law enforcement, fire and emergency medical responders must work together to prepare for and respond to these incidents. A coordinated emergency response will help bring medical attention to victims faster and could save lives.”
Assemblymembers Freddie Rodriguez, Chris Holden and Roger Hernández will co-host a free pet adoption day at the Inland Valley Humane Society on Friday, October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For one day, the Inland Valley Humane Society will waive its adoption fees, which covers the first set of shots (4-in-1 for dogs, and FVRCP for cats), rabies vaccination, deworming, spay and neutering costs, microchip, and free two week follow-up care visit with VCA Animal Hospital in Upland. This amounts to a savings of up to $145 on adoption fees. An annual registration fee may apply according to the city of residence.
RODRIGUEZ TO HOLD COMMUNITY COFFEE IN FONTANA
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez will host a Community Coffee in Fontana this Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The event will be held at the Speedway Grill which is located at 8922 Beech Avenue.
Residents of the 52nd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Chino, Pomona, Ontario, Montclair and portions of unincorporated Fontana, are encouraged to attend to meet Assemblymember Rodriguez and discuss legislative issues or other issues important to the community.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is partnering with the California Institution for Men in Chino, Echos of Faith World Outreach Ministries and Chino Valley Employees Association to host another backpack distribution event. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given to local school children in grades K-8.
“The Inland Empire is still recovering from the recession and the back-to-school season can be tough financially for many families,” said Rodriguez. “Having proper school supplies creates a productive learning environment. I want to do whatever I can to bring some relief to struggling families and help students gain the tools they need to be successful.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement and legislative update after the conclusion of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
“I am pleased with the work we were able to accomplish during my first legislative session,” said Rodriguez. “The legislation that I introduced this year reflects my top priorities which are to encourage job creation in the Inland Empire and to protect public safety. I know there is still a lot of work to do, but I think we are off to a great start.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez congratulates CTP Transportation Products, LLC and Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, both of Ontario on being approved for job-training programs funded by the Employment Training Panel.
CTP Transportation Products will be the recipient of $126,060, which will fund training to update the skills of 150 employees and help the business address out-of-state competition. CTP Transportation Products is a leading producer of commercial vehicle wheels, outdoor power equipment, trailers and other industrial equipment.