More than 400 people in our community took action to be prepared in the case of an emergency by going to the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 17 at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center.
Families were able to learn the proper practices to prepare for and act in times of a disaster. People learned about preparedness tactics such as writing emergency plans and mapping their evacuation routes, preparing disaster kits useful when evacuating quickly, basic CPR training, basic fire safety, etc. They got the opportunity to take home educational material and items that contribute to a disaster kit.
“I am so excited the first ever EMA preparedness fair went so well,” said EMA Director Spencer Hawkins. “We had more than 400 attendees, many of whom were just coming to understand how to prepare for disasters. I cannot say enough about Moranda Guy and her team in execution of this event. They knocked it out of the park.”
Presenting information and providing resources were partner agencies such as the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, Animal Welfare, American Red Cross, Community Ambulance, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and the Health Department .