Event is Tomorrow!
Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm
Blue Ridge City Park, Blue Ridge, Georgia
2013 Fannin County Disaster Preparedness Fair
The Disaster Preparedness Fair is open to the public and its Sponsor, the Fannin County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), is seeking vendors that provide goods, services or information that can help meet the objectives of CERT.
Fannin County is a beautiful place to live and work but with our mountains, lake, dam and river; we have some challenges for emergency responders. Any inclement weather like snow or ice, down trees, etc. can shut down transportation in some areas. Weather events near our area over the last several years including winter storms and the tornado outbreak in late April 2011, highlight the need for residents to be prepared to survive on their own for several days at a minimum should a disaster occur in or around the community.
Purpose Of the Event
- To bring together vendors, emergency responders, local government agencies, subject matter experts and the residents of the community,
- To present information to help local residents understand the need for family and personal disaster preparedness,
- To provide information on how they can develop a specific family disaster plan that fits their situation, what they need, and how to go about building their level of preparation,
- To showcase products and services related to household safety, disaster preparation, emergency awareness and disaster survival,
- To encourage residents to use the vendors and products on display along with information provided in their disaster planning and preparation efforts,
- To view demonstrations and displays of local, state, and federal emergency responders and disaster resources to understand the capabilities of the professionals,
- To provide a fun and entertaining environment for the whole family that encourages involvement by the entire family in building their plan.
What to Expect!
- 60 – 70 exhibitors from throughout the Southeast offering food, products and services.
- Sample a wide assortment of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods
- Attend seminars on a variety of topics pertaining to preparedness
- Door prize drawings from exhibitors
- Raffle prize drawing for a Honda home generator!
- Great food!