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Posted: April 29, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Fair set to go

Emergency Preparedness and having a personal or family emergency plan will be the focus of the interactive Columbia Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair May 7 in Windermere.

“The focus of the day will be on helping people prepare for an emergency, but we will have all kinds of fun and activities as well,” explained Columbia Valley Emergency Support Services Director / Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator Sharon Pasowisty. “There will be demonstrations, draw prizes, activities for the kids. It’s going to be a fantastic day and we hope to see a strong turn out.”

Representatives from BC Ambulance, the RCMP, Columbia Valley Search & Rescue, BC Wildfire Service, Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team, Holistic Emergency Preparedness and the RDEK Emergency Program will all be participating and showcasing a wide range of rescue equipment.

The Emergency Preparedness Fair runs on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Windermere Fire Hall. There is no charge to attend.

“The entire day will be interactive and fun, but more importantly will help all those who attend be prepared for emergencies. From knowing what to take with you in the event of an evacuation, to learning how to prepare a
72-hour kit for yourself, your family, or your pets, there will be no shortage of information,” added Pasowisty.

For more information, call Pasowisty at 250-347-9043.

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