Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Canyon Rim Emergency Prep Fair

March 10, 2012
Canyon Rim LDS church house
3051 S 2900 E, SLC, UT
9am - 2:30pm

The Canyon Rim L.D.S Stake, in conjunction with local sponsors, is hosting an emergency preparedness fair for the whole Millcreek Township community.

The Canyon Rim Community Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held at the L.D.S church house located at 3051 South 2900 East. The all-day event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 and will feature a number of activities to help residents get prepared through 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.

Canyon Rim Community Council member and event organizer Linda Milne said everyone in the community – including members of all religious faiths - is welcome to attend and get involved.

“This is a community-wide event. We’re hoping the whole township will respond,” she said.

The event will feature keynote speaker Joava Good, who will speak on her experiences as the deputy national director of the Church of Scientology Disaster Response Team and work as the treasurer of the Utah Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, an interfaith organization.

In addition, there will be five classes offered on essential emergency management skills and a presentation from the office of Homeland Security.

Throughout the day, vendors with free samples of food storage items – such as freeze dried fruit, powdered milk and MRE meals - and other equipment will be participating in the event.

The fair is free and open to the public.

No registration is required and everyone interested in attending can drop in anytime during the event to participate as much or as little as they would like to.

Classes will be held throughout the day on topics including: how an earthquake would impact the Wasatch Front and what to do in such an event; what might happen to local utility service in the event of a disaster; how to collect and store water for families; the “dirty little subject” of sanitation and how to properly dispose of waste; and a fifth class with a topic still to be announced.

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