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2017 Berkeley Emergency Preparedness Fair 


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 this FREE community-wide event, we invite people at all levels of preparedness to take steps towards emergency readiness for their whole family.   

2014 BEPF LogoYou'll find family-friendly activities, tips and information, on-site training, and interactive demonstrations of safety resources available to you in our community. There will be a showcase of emergency vehicles, 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!

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00PM

Where: LeConte Elementary School, 2241 Russell St., Berkeley  

Cost: FREE  

FREE Parking at (Oregon at Telegraph) donated by Douglas Parking

FREE Bike Valet Parking provided by BAAQMD and Bike East Bay

Take BART to Ashby Station

Download the Event Flyer

Download the Event Poster

FREE Fun Activities, Trainings, Information for All Ages

Activities Schedule (subject to change)

See the Fair Map

  All Day Activities(10am - 2pm)  

 FREE Blood pressure screenings 

 Dog licensing 

Visit the fire engine 

 Practice school bus evacuation 

 Stop, Drop and Roll practice 

 Bike helmet check 

 FREE bicycle repairs (First come/limited quantity) 

 Fire extinguisher practice 

 Electrical Safety with PGE 

 Plant Sale 

 Emergency supplies and equipment vendors  

 Trackers Camp Rangers Ready Gear Check  




  Kid's Activities  

 11:00 Library Storytime
1:00 Library Storytime   

 10a-2p Earthquake Science Shake Tables with LHS
10a-2p Coloring with Police Tables  

 12pm-2pm  Kid’s Bike Rode  (in Butterfly Garden)  

   Live Music / Performance
10:15 Calpulli Huey Papalotl

10:50 Carlos Godinez  

11:45 Erika Englund 

12:25 Marc Babin

1:00 Son de la Tierra

1:35 LeConte Kids Tae Kwon Do


  On Site Training Schedule
10:15  Family & Household Preparedness    

 12:15  First Aid in Disaster     

 In Spanish  

 10:30     LISTOS: Preparacion para emergcencias

10:00 Immigration Rights Workshop and Legal Screenings East Bay Community Law Center

 Science and Climate 

 11:15  Resilient Neighborhoods: NorCal Community Resilience Network

 1:15  Earthquake Science UC Berkeley Seismology Lab  

  Trackers Earth Demos  

  10:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Water Purification    

  11:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Staying Safe and Found    

  12:30 Trackers Camp Survival Demo: Campfire Building   

 Classes for Kids 

 12:00-1pm   Pillow Case Project: 3rd-5th graders learn about emergency preparedness American Red Cross  






We will update this page regularly as more event activities and services are confirmed.

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  Event Contact Information: 

Information: or 510-981-5506

Volunteers Needed: Sign up to help at the fair  

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