Community-Based Disaster Prep Demo Fair
October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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.
Giveaways! Raffles! Games! Food!
Program: 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.
- Berkeley resident CERT instructors (Community Emergency Response Training)
- Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network
- East Bay Disaster and Disability Rights Group
- Berkeley Medical Reserve Corp (Cal student EMTs): Stop the Bleed!
- Easy Does It Emergency Services (for people with disabilities and seniors)
- NALCO (ham radio)
- BeCERTAINN (radio operators)
- Animal Disaster Prep and Care (Jenny Wenk, retired vet tech)
- P&GE and EBMUD
Fire extinguisher service: BEST 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 are planning on having low-cost ($10?) chipping service available. Note that if it’s determined that the animal is too young or is in too fearful a state, chipping may not be provided.
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 email@example.com with as much advance notice as possible.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!