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Fire Prevention and Mental Health Care will be the Focus of “El Momento Cívico,” on Friday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 18, 2021

ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Nov. 18, 2021The featured guests on this week’s “El Momento Cívico / The Civic Moment” include Mayra Cruz-Solís, civic engagement specialist and Hispanic outreach liaison for the Montgomery County Council; Oscar Mendez, program manager for the office of community risk reduction at Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service; Claudia Campos, clinical psychologist; and Ana Sierra, psychologist and therapist. The show will be airing tomorrow at 2 p.m. on Radio America (WILC 900AM).

To begin the show, Mr. Mendez will provide information on fire safety and prevention during the upcoming holiday season. He will talk about how his office helps prevent serious incidents through programs targeting parents, caregivers, school staff, and senior residents. The programs aim to avoid tragedies and to keep the Latino community informed.

Next, Dr. Campos and Dr. Sierra will provide advice to radio show listeners about how to take care of their emotional and mental health during the holiday season. Both will also talk about the importance of asking for help and going to therapy when one recognizes that they may have a mental and emotional state affecting them negatively.

“El Momento Cívico / The Civic Moment” is one component of the Latino Civic Project, which was spearheaded by Councilmember Nancy Navarro. Topics include civic engagement, the functions of County government and various agencies and public policy issues. Councilmember Navarro started the Latino Civic Project in 2012 to promote and strengthen civic participation among Latinos and immigrants. More information on Councilmember Navarro’s Latino Civic Project including the program’s achievements is available at:

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Andrea Sarralde and Mayra Cruz-Solís are the hosts of this week’s show.

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.

Release ID: 21-474
Media Contact: Sonya Healy, 240-777-7926 , Lucia Jimenez 240-777-7832