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Free, Fun, Family-Friendly Event on Community Preparedness

Berkeley, California (Thursday, April 21, 2016) - Kids growing up in earthquake country need a disaster-prepared household.  Pet owners need to know how to keep pets safe in a disaster. At a free community-wide event on April 30, people of all levels of experience can improve emergency readiness for their whole family.   

You'll find family-friendly activities, tips and information, on-site training, and interactive demonstrations of safety resources. There will be pet-preparedness demonstrations, hands-on first aid instruction, a showcase of emergency vehicles, games, prizes, kids activities, and more.

Join families, kids, pets, schools, community organizations and businesses, and people of all ages to have fun, celebrate our community's resilience and protect those you love by getting ready together!

 "We all need to be ready with the skills, plans, and supplies for all the members of our households - including children and animals - to survive and thrive in our next emergency," said Fire Chief Gil Dong.

Location: Civic Center Park-2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

Date: April 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Prep Fair is part of the City of Berkeley's "Berkeley Ready" initiative, which brings engaging and accessible disaster preparedness activities to the whole Berkeley community. For more information, including a schedule of demonstrations during the day, visit the Prep Fair Web Page.

For more guidance on your disaster plan, securing your home, keeping your pets safe or other disaster preparedness information, visit the Office of Emergency Services Website

To learn more about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and its free disaster response trainings, visit the CERT Website


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