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3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness/Fire Prevention Fair
September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join us for lots of fun and information at the 3rd annual Family Emergency Preparedness and Fire Prevention Fair on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 Main Street in Falmouth. The event is free of charge. Falmouth Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Mark Sullivan says, “We found during the recent winter blizzards that many of our community members were unprepared. Many spent days without heat or electricity, without a way to keep warm or cook for themselves or their families during several very cold days. We want to do all we can to educate and increase their preparedness for the next time—because we know there will be a next time. We are very excited about offering this opportunity to introduce our residents to many organizations and businesses and what they have to offer before, during and after emergencies.” There are more than 50 Fair participants to include Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team, Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, Citizens Emergency Response Team, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Cod Citizens Corps Council, Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee, Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Commission, Marine Lodge, the National Weather Service, Oceanside Restoration and Falmouth Human Services. Educational topics include: Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit, Prepare Pets for Sheltering, Prepare Elderly and Disabled Persons for Sheltering and How To Become a CERT Volunteer. There are also several components for children including child ID kits, an outdoor “Touch A Truck” event with community and county emergency response vehicles on site including fire trucks, a police cruiser and SWAT truck, an Emergency Command Center vehicle and a Coast Guard boat. In addition, entertainment will be provided by Harold the Ventriloquist and Friends as well as “Patches” the Talking Automated Fire Dog. Win a free gift by completing a fair Passport. Popcorn, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream will be available free of charge.