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Family Safety and Preparedness Fair
August 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Disasters affect everyone. With increases in weather related disasters such as tornadoes, floods, power outages, and severe winter weather in recent years, we feel this deserves the attention of all who live in East Tennessee.

The goal of the Family Safety and Preparedness Fair is to assist and empower those living in East Tennessee by providing relevant information, resources, and skills needed to protect themselves, their families and community. While teaming with local agencies and organizations dedicated to emergencies and disasters, the fair will be able to provide access to a wide spectrum of knowledge and draw a broad range of participants.

The World’s Fair Park will be host to booths and various vendors. Examples of vendors and points of interest include: emergency communication plans, family preparedness, food and water storage. In addition to building a family disaster kit, Knoxville Police Department will address how to respond when threatened with an active shooter. Knoxville Utilities Board will address home safety during storms. The University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine will educate the public about keeping pets safe during disasters.

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The 6th Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.  Dozens of agencies, community organizations and businesses will answer questions and instruct classes on how people can best prepare their homes, families, pets and workplaces in case of an emergency or disaster. Disasters often catch people by surprise. Communities that prepare for the unpredictable can quickly bounce back.

All individuals and families should have a plan and an emergency kit in their home. A lack of preparedness often results in too much time and money being spent on relief and recovery. The fair emphasizes being prepared and ready.  Booths, demos, and vendors will provide an opportunity for everyone to become more informed and self-reliant.

With the recent tragedies in cities such as Orlando, San Bernadino, and Charleston, fair attendees may have an interest in attending a class presented by the Knoxville Police Department which will help train the public how to respond to an active shooter situation.

Children of all ages will have a chance to view and tour emergency vehicles at this family friendly event. Adults and children will walk away from this fair with life-saving tips.

Some of the participating organizations include:  Knox County Health Department, Knoxville Emergency Management Agency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many emergency management agencies and preparedness related businesses.

The fair is a FREE event for the public.  For more information, see prepfair.org or like us on Facebook:  Family Safety & Preparedness Fair.

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