Emergency Preparedness Fair a Success

The community came out in spite of rain and a huge Aztecs game to learn more about how to ready themselves for disaster.

Rains may have deterred some visitors from attending the Saturday morning, but guests young and old who came to learn about family , food storage and were not disappointed.

The and  were on hand to display information and show off their , even between .

Event coordinator and Director of Public Affairs for , Marsi Walker, was happy with the turn-out despite the weather and conflict.

"We were grateful to share such important information with the community. When times are peaceful and non-threatening, people feel safe. However, there is nothing better than the feeling of being prepared. This event was an excellent way for the community to learn about preparation and providence."

Tasty food storage samples were readily on-hand as well as cookies and water from the Santee who came to display their variety of emergency food and supplies. The Office of Emergency Services, the Burn Institute, State Farm, Ham Radio operators, members and the also joined in to share community information.

The highlight of the morning was the K-9 demonstration by Officer Bruce Marler and partner "Marko." The rains subsided just long enough for an outdoor demonstration with Deputy Brett Garrett as the "bad guy."

"We hope to help our community gain the knowledge they need to be ready for any disaster. We'll do this again, and you're all invited, rain or shine, but hopefully shine next time!" Walker added.

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