Over the September 10 weekend, thousands of Danville and San Ramon Valley residents turned out for the Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair. The event, designed to increase awareness of disaster preparedness and safety, was a big hit as many thronged to demonstrations on such topics as CPR, AED-use and how to store food for an emergency.
Sponsored by the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, San Ramon Fire Protection District, San Ramon Unified School District, AT&T, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Farmers Insurance and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the fair provided information on a wide range of topics regarding preparing for an emergency. The fair is held each year at the LDS Church, 655 Old Orchard Road.
Among the many events held throughout the day, residents could get their car safety seats checked, see San Ramon Fire Protection District firefighters demonstrate the Jaws of Life, learn proper fire extinguisher use or tour Red Cross Shelter. A number of officials from area emergency services organizations were on hand, including the San Ramon Police Canine team and the United State's Army's critical response unit.
In the main hall, booths were set up covering a number of areas having to do with emergency preparedness. Attendees could learn what should go into an emergency kit, how to keep it updated and how often to rotate out foodstuffs to maintain safety.
For those who missed out on the event, some of the demonstrations were videotaped and are available online on the Town of Danville's Youtube channel. A number of pictures of the event are also available online on the Town'sFlickr stream.
For more information on the annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, contact Town of Danville Emergency Services Manager Greg Gilbert at (925) 314-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.bereadysrv.org.