HURRICANE — The Hurricane City Police Department is hosting the first “Awareness and Preparedness Expo” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurricane Community Center located at 63 S. 100 West in Hurricane.
The focus of the event is to bring together law enforcement, fire, emergency services and public works agencies in an effort to educate the public on how to keep their community and home safe, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.
The expo is being held in conjunction with Because Animals Matter and the “Dog Day Spectacular,” which will also be held at the Hurricane Community Center Saturday.
Several agencies will have information booths and demonstrations at the expo, including Hurricane Police, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, the Red Cross, emergency medical technicians and many others.
A climbing wall will be provided by Search and Rescue.
A bike safety course will be set up at 10 a.m. and the first 40 kids to participate will be eligible for a free bicycle helmet.
“We want to educate boys and girls on how to ride safely,” Buell said.
The Awareness and Preparedness Expo will provide information on how to be prepared for both large- and small-scale disasters, Buell said. Anything from how to change a flat tire to creating a useful 72-hour emergency kit will be covered.
Hurricane City Police will also be doing child identification kits during the preparedness expo. Buell encourages parents to bring their kids to have photos and fingerprints taken so that parents have that information on hand in the event of an emergency.
“The event gives the community the opportunity to see why we have the tools we have and learn about those agencies within our community that keep us safe,” Buell said.
The expo is free to attend.
- What: Hurricane City Awareness and Preparedness Expo
- When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Bike safety course at 10 a.m.
- Where: Hurricane Community Center, 63 S. 100 West, Hurricane
- Cost: Free
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