Donation to Benefit Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains

Donation to Fire Chaplains

(Pictured left to right: Cindy Sovastion, Knox County Health Department; Paul Trumpmore, Sr., Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains; Katrina Tyler, Medical Reserve Corps; Jennifer Hughes, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains received a much needed donation. Members of the 2016 Family Safety and Preparedness Fair committee presented a check to Captain Paul Trumpmore, executive director for the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains, for his efforts assisting their event since 2011. The timing of the donation is extremely helpful for his organization since twenty-eight fire chaplains have been assisting victims of the fires in Gatlinburg. The committee was hoping to bring relief to his organization for their tireless efforts serving others in need.

 

2016 Class Schedule

Family Safety & Preparedness Fair Class Schedule

Saturday, August 27, 2016 – World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • 9:15 a.m. – Title: Active Shooter

By: Sergeant Shaffer, Knoxville Police Department

  • 10:45 a.m. – Title: Off Grid Solar 101

By: ARiES Energy

  • 12:00 p.m. – Title: Homesteading

By: Bill Johns

  • 1:00 p.m. – Title: Active Shooter

By: Sergeant Shaffer, Knoxville Police Department

*Classes will be held in the large tent in the center of the fair. Booth #30.

ARiES Energy will Talk Off Grid Solar at Fair

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Join ARiES Energy: Resourcefully Powering the World at Knoxville’s Family Safety and Preparedness Fair. They will be giving a talk, Off Grid Solar 101, at 11:45 a.m. Come hear from Matt Ellison and Harvey Abouelata about how to go off grid.

For more information, www.prepfair.org

Facebook – Family Safety & Preparedness Fair

Twitter – @KnoxPrepFairARIES

Family Safety and Preparedness Day Declared

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(Pictured left to right: Cindy Sovastion, Knox County Health Department; Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; Katrina Tyler, Medical Reserve Corps; Leilani Branner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has declared August 27, 2016 as “Family Safety and Preparedness Day” for citizens of Knox County. Yesterday, Mayor Burchett presented a proclamation to Katrina Tyler, chair of this year’s Family Safety and Preparedness Fair. The fair encourages everyone to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses and communities. The event will take place at World’s Fair Park from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. August 27th. The fair is FREE to the public and offers educational opportunities, interactive exhibits, classes, emergency vehicles on display, a Kid Zone, and food trucks.

For more information, www.prepfair.org

Facebook – Family Safety & Preparedness Fair

Twitter – @KnoxPrepFair

Preparedness Fair Reminds Everyone to Plan for the Unexpected

Preparedness Fair Reminds Everyone to Plan for the Unexpected

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.

2015 Class Schedule

All Classes will be held in the same tent on the World’s Fair Park site during the 2015 Family Safety & Preparedness Fair.

9:30 a.m. Severe Weather Awareness (Knox County Health Department)

10:00 a.m. What do you do in an active shooter situation? (Knoxville Police Department/Knox County Health Department)

11:15 a.m. Basics of Homesteading (Sundown Country/ Bill Johns)

11:45 a.m. Learn about the Home Depot weather truck that travels to disaster locations. (Bruce Anderson)

12:15 p.m. Myths of Solar Energy (Aries Solar / Harvey Avoullaths)
Look for the Mister Solar golf cart – run by solar power to cool you off.

1:15 p.m. What do you do when the food chain stops? (Sundown Country/Bill Johns)

1:30 p.m. Food Allergy Prevention (F.A.C.E.T./Melissa Mastrogiovanni)

Burchett Declares Family Safety & Preparedness Day

 

photo(Pictured left to right: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Annemarie DeMoes, event chair; Katrina Tyler, Medial Reserve Corps; Lynn Beal, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Today marks the beginning of the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM).  The campaign encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies and disasters in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses and communities. As part of NPM, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has declared September 26th Family Safety & Preparedness Day in Knox County.

Due to the growth of the annual fair, the event has moved to the World’s Fair Park to accommodate the growing interest in emergency preparedness. Kiplinger.com published an article last week that named the top ten states where disaster strikes most. Tennessee ranked third. Kiplinger.com and the National Weather Service identified the states that have suffered the biggest estimated property losses from disasters over the last eight years. Tennessee has had more than their share of flooding, tornadoes, and severe winter storms.

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. Booths, demos, and vendors will provide an opportunity for everyone to become more informed and self-reliant in a wide range of areas related to safety and emergency preparedness.

City and county emergency vehicles on display will provide an impressive lineup for all ages to explore in addition to having your questions answered by some of our area’s most dedicated volunteers and heroes. Children can enjoy activities related to the theme as well as popcorn, snow cones, and miniature golf.

The event is FREE to the public and will be held Saturday, September 26th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.

For more information, www.prepfair.org

Facebook – Family Safety & Preparedness Fair

Twitter – @KnoxPrepFair

Written by Jennifer Hughes, richjenhug@yahoo.com.

2016 Press Release

For Immediate Release                      

Contact: Katrina Tyler   865-438-0159                     

                                                                                       Preparedness Fair Reminds Everyone to Plan for the Unexpected

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.