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Safety Fair and CERT Exercise

October 12, 2013, 8 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at Stanley School

Event location:
Stanley School
3455 School Street.
Lafayette, CA 94549 (Map)

Event Contact:
Dennis Rein, Lamorinda Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, drein@mofd.org, 925-698-4575


Summary:


Fire, Police, Emergency Medical Services, Red Cross, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), and CERT will be there to explain and demonstrate everyday safety and emergency preparedness to children and adults.


Full Description:
Lafayette Safety Fair and CERT Exercise

By Carol Yates
October 3, 2013

Lafayette, CA – Saturday, October 12, 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Stanley Middle School, 3455 School Street.


Fire, Police, Emergency Medical Services, Red Cross, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), and CERT will be there. Helicopters will be landing on the field. A bike rodeo with an obstacle course to teach kids how to ride safely to school will be offered by police. Child car seat installation check will be offered by police. Family Radio Service will have radios for children to explore.

There will be hands-on fire extinguisher training with fire department personnel. The Red Cross will be there to demonstrate a simulated sheltering of residents and pets a large emergency. The County Sheriff’s office will be present with an armored car and a boat for marine patrol to explain water safety.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members will show you how to secure items in your home for earthquake resistance. CERTs will demonstrate disaster medical operations and radio communications. Psychologists will talk with parents about Disaster Psychology and dealing with children following an earthquake or wildfire. Medical Triage, Moulage, and Treatment stations will be demonstrating CERT skills. A sample of Personal/Family Cache and a Neighborhood Cache display will available for viewing. The CERT displays and booths will also serve as a review for CERT Graduates.

This free event is planned for the Lamorinda community. Come early and enjoy free donuts and coffee between 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.



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