Preparedness and practice are critical to surviving “the big one” Sally McGill (CSUSB), Tom Rockwell (SDSU)A stock photo of a geological field map of the San Jacinto Fault Zone. ■ By Scott Brown, Fire Chief, City of Hemet Fire/EMS Department / Contributed In California, we live daily with the very real threat of man-made and natural disasters. Experts agree that it’s not if but when a large earthquake will impact our state. The devastation from a large earthquake will be far reaching, locally and across the state – ripping into the very fabric of our communities. One estimate, according to a State of California seismic assessment study, noted the potential for

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