Emergency preparedness expo set for Sept. 10
You and your families are invited to better prepare yourselves in the event of a natural or financial disaster through seminars and displays hosted by local, county, state, federal agencies and experts. The Emergency Preparedness Disaster Planning and Service Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 324 University Drive, Rockford (across the street from NIU extension campus building off East State Street).
The Rockford Fire Department will have fire trucks on site and will perform a Jaws of Life demonstration. The Rock River Valley Blood Center will be on site for blood donation. The National Guard and United States Army will have equipment on display. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department will have a K-9 demonstration.
Emergency Preparedness seminars and displays include the following:
• Self-sufficiency through gardening
• Preparing and storing food
• Preparing 72-hour emergency “grab & go” kits
• Emergency planning
• Federal and state responses to emergencies
• Water purification
• Emergency medical instruction and how-to
• ID kits how-to for kids
• Alternative and generator energy
• Preparing for disasters financially
Giveaways and complimentary food supplies will be available. Admission is free. For info, visit www.BePreparedRockford.com.
From the Sept. 7-13, 2011, issue
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