Do you know what to do in the event of an emergency? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? *How do I put together an emergency preparedness kit and what should be in it? *How much water should I have on hand? *If I have to leave my home quickly, what would I take? *If I have to go to a shelter, what will I do with my pets? *What should I include in a family emergency plan? The Allen County Safety and Preparedness Fair can provide you with guidance and tools to help you answer those questions and others. Booths will have information on emergency kit essentials — safe food and water, communication sources, home safety, fire extinguisher use, shutting off natural gas, smoke detectors, pet safety, and much more. Also, demonstration vehicles including firetrucks, and a demonstration trailer will be on hand to show families how to address many hazards, including a home/kitchen fire. The Allen County Safety and Preparedness Fair will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson Pointe. Please follow us on Facebook at Allen County Safety Fair for additional updates, special programs and activities include: • TRUCKS! At this event kids get an up-close look at vehicles they see every day in the community – a fire truck, police vehicles, communications command vehicle, Haz-Mat trailer and more! • Learn how to save a life! Lutheran Hospital officials will teach the core skills of CPR and participants will have the opportunity to practice with mannequin Mini Anne. Basic skills, no certification. • See an amateur radio demonstration by the Allen County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and learn how you can become a HAM.
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