Expo to focus on every type of emergency.
Are you prepared for the big one; the long over due earthquake on the San Andreas Fault, the one that seismologists always seem to remind us about? Can your family or business sustain an extended power outage?
Do you have a family emergency plan for a fire, or a flood? Whether you think you are prepared, or want to improve your level of preparedness the City of Santa Clarita encourages residents to attend the Emergency Expo on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the College of the Canyons.
This annual free event is the perfect opportunity for families to enhance emergency plans and disaster supplies while having some fun. Passport to Preparedness is Expo's theme this year, and attendees can voyage around and view demonstrations and displays on how to prepare for emergencies.
Throughout the Expo a gallery of photos on disasters from around the world will be on display. Included with the photos are questions to help improve best practices for preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies. This event has something for all ages. Some of the featured activities include:
. Bicycle Safety Rodeo by State Farm Insurance – bring your bicycles
. Kid Passport Scavenger Hunt-great prizes to win
. Opportunities to win safety helmets
. Santa Clarita M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) crash car exhibit
. Backyard swim safety
. Free finger printing for kids
. Motorcycle safety training
. Search and rescue demos by LA County Sheriff
. Visit with Smokey Bear
. "Jaws of Life" demonstrations by LA County Fire
. "Quake Walk"- opportunities to win prizes
. Presentations from the Southern California Earthquake Center
. Emergency supplies and services
. Learn about Emergency Communications and Ham Radio
. AED (Automated External Defibrillator) demonstrations
. Campout cooking with the Girl Scouts-delicious samples to taste from around the world
. Kids Craft Clinic with Home Depot
. Hiking Safety and Awareness with the Mountain Lion Foundation
. Visit with therapy dogs
. City of CERT demonstrations
Questions: Call (661) 255-4965
Flyers may be downloaded from the City website at www.santa-clarita.com