East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair

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East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A public community-based event to demonstrate that a cohesive and resilient community is the best beginning to prepare for and respond to a disaster. This will be a family-friendly event, with a focus on seniors and people with disabilities. A grass-roots effort planned and executed by a coalition of community groups and individuals, featuring demonstrations of disaster response techniques, and information on how best to prepare for various scenarios. The event will focus not on fear but on the positive power of community.


Kids’ Events (Grassy Stage): 

11:30 – Storytelling with Berkeley Public Library’s Erica Glenn. Kids age 3-6 and their families are welcome to come hear stories and fun songs about community, disaster preparedness, and helping each other.  

12:30 – Sing-along with Erika Englund and East Bay Community Music Project

1:00 – Kuk Sul Won Martial Arts Demonstration

2:00 – Kids’ songs with Braving the Elements

1:00 – 2:30 BFD fire engine!


10:15 – Welcome! Berkeley Council Rep Rashi Kerasawni

10:30 – How to organize your neighborhood

11:00 – Basic disaster prep

11:00 – Building Community, Building Resiliency: Resilience Hubs Workshop (Activity Room, 2nd floor)

11:30 – Wildfire hardening for your home

12:00 – Urban Foraging Walk

12:00 – Stop the Bleed (Berkeley Medical Reserve Corp)

12:00 – 3:00 — Using a Fire Extinguisher

12:30 – SKIP (Safety Kept in Place) Kits and Preparedness for Seniors

1:00 – Emergency First Aid and the 3 Killers

1:30 – How to Use Handheld Radios

2:00 – Basic Disaster Preparedness

2:30 – How to organize your neighborhood


  • Alameda County 211 (Eden I&R)
  • Alameda County Registrar of Voters
  • Animal Disaster Prep and Care (in the Dog Patch)
  • BeCERTAINN (radio operators)
  • Berkeley Animal Care Services (in the Dog Patch)
  • Berkeley Ready
  • Berkeley CERT
  • Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network
  • Berkeley Path Wanderers
  • Berkeley Tenants Union
  • California Sunlight (solar chargers!)
  • Disaster Kit Kitchen – Free food samples made from non-perishable, disaster kit supplies
  • East Bay Disaster and Disability Rights Group
  • Easy Does It Emergency Services (for people with disabilities and seniors)
  • El Cerrito/Kensington CERT
  • FEMA
  • Jumpstart Insurance Solutions (and their Quake Shake Trailer!)
  • Kids Science Education Booth
  • NALCO (ham radio)
  • Oakland Sudomesh 
  • P&GE
  • Sports Basement
  • UC Berkeley Disability Lab
  • United Policy Holders (advocates for the insured)
  • Fire extinguisher serviceBEST Equipment Co. will be there! $14.95 to service each fire extinguisher (not including hydro-test, which is required every 12 years); $51.00 each 5# Buckeye fire extinguisher (rated 3A40BC); $38.00 each 2-1/2# Buckeye fire extinguisher (rated 1A10BC). Price includes 9.25% sales tax. They accept Visa, M/C, American Express, checks and cash for payment.

Animal care service: We will have coupons for free microchipping available.


  • City of Berkeley
  • Berkeley Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services
  • Berkeley Ready
  • Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network

FREE shuttle service between North Berkeley BART and James Kenney Park provided courtesy of West Berkeley Shuttle, Bayer, and Wareham Properties. See map and schedule below.

Parking available at the Berkeley Adult school parking lot (corner of Virginia and San Pablo) from 10 am until 4pm (it will be locked after that).

Valet Bike Parking (until 2pm) and free tune ups by Bay Area BikeMobile!!

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location. If you require an accommodation for effective communications (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access resources in order to fully participate in this event, please email us at demofair@bdpnnetwork.org with as much advance notice as possible.

If you have questions or would like to VOLUNTEER, please contact us at demofair@bdpnnetwork.org!
If you are helping by leafleting, please mark the area you covered on the Leafleting Google Map!


October 12, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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James Kenney Community Center
1720 Eighth Street
Berkeley, United States
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