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Children’s Area:

Earn Boy Scout & Girl Scout badges
Emergency responders in uniform
Learn about emergency Apps for your smart phone
Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Scrubby Bear booth – Geared toward grades K – 5. Volunteers introduce children to the concept of germ and disease prevention through hand washing.
WHALE Tales – Geared toward grades K – 5. Volunteers teach a basic water safety program on how to stay safe in and around pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, oceans and water parks.
Mobile command center
Jaws of Life
Tornado simulator & Wally Wise
SWAT team vehicle
bomb robots
Fire safety house
Learn to extinguish a fire
Emergency response vehicles and trailers
Burn trailer
Miniature golf
snow cone
Bounce house
Face painting
Rescue dogs


  • American Red Cross–Volunteer opportunities; disaster prep for animals
  • Boy Scouts of America–This is a great booth! If scouts visit the booth, and participate in the fair, they can complete a large percentage of a REQUIRED merit badge.  Counselors will direct scouts to the appropriate booths/classes and service opportunities.
  • Utility Safety (Gas/Water/Utility)–KUB
  • Vial of Life info–Rural Metro
  • Medical Reserve Corp/Knox County Health Dept and East TN Regional Health Office
  • Emergency Fire, Mold&Water Clean up and Restoration–Kristina Greenway/SERVPRO
  • Mold removal/air quality–Dylan Graves/Assured Bio
  • ORISE–set up instruments for kids to measure radiation, etc.
  • Preparing your church for disaster–Stephen Askew/Episcopal Diocese
  • Self-Reliance Institute–Earth Traverse
  • General preparedness info and signup for CERT–Knoxville Community Development
  • The Salvation Army
Personal Preparedness:
  • Emergency Light Sources
  • Food Preservation Basics
  • Neighborhood Watch–Sheriff’s Dept
  • Child ID Kits–Bruce Meek/ Farmer’s Ins.
  • Longer Term Canning and Food Storage–The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Home Storage Center
  • 72 Hour Kits
  • Water Purification and Storage
  • Gardening
  • Short Term Food Storage
  • Emergency Water Sources
  • Cooking with Grains
  • Basics of Emergency Preparedness–Bill Johns/Sundown Country
  • Emergency Notification Apps for your smart phone
  • Natural Disaster Financial Tool kit–Terri Branam/UT Federal Credit Union
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