Emergency preparedness fair next week

DOWNEY - Members of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Downey CERT team and city staff are busy planning for an emergency preparedness fair at Stonewood Center on Saturday, Sept. 25.The event will be held in the parking lot along Firestone Boulevard between the main entrance and the Acapulco Restaurant from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fair is a part of the city recognition of National Preparedness Month. The Downey Fire and Police Departments will participate in the event. Sears of the Stonewood Center will have a booth displaying their emergency preparedness equipment. The American Red Cross will bring their Emergency Response Vehicle and have a display of disaster supplies as well. Fire extinguisher demonstrations will occur each hour. Noah's Wish, a disaster response group that provides information on emergency pet care and sheltering will staff an information booth. The Downey Ham Radio Club will support the event and give attendees the opportunity to send a message on the ham radio. The Downey Emergency Preparedness Committee and CERT team members will host information and activity booths. Community members will have a chance to opt-in to the new City emergency notification system at one of the booths too. Other emergency preparedness information will be offered as well. --Mark Sauter, city of Downey

********** Published: September 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 22