Thursday, September 26, 2013

Preparedness Fair at the Natural History Museum of Utah

Preparedness Fair

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Natural History Museum of Utah -- The Canyon

Click here to visit the website:  Natural History Museum of Utah

Do you have a plan? The emergency supplies? The basic training you and your family would need in case of a disaster? 
  • Get face-to-grille with disaster recovery equipment - a wheel loader and a portable generator - from Wheeler Machinery.
  • Learn how first resonders train in disaster medicine and see tools they use, like a computerized patient simulator, with the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness
  • See a Rocky Mountain Power line truck used to restore power after a diaster and meet Slim, the Lineman, Rocky Mountain Power's mascot, Friday only. Take part in a demonstration of the hazards of fallen power lines both days of the Fair.
  • Explore a firetruck and learn about fire safety SLC Fire Department, Friday only, between 1pm -3pm.
  • Practice turning off your gas with Questar Gas and learn the right and wrong time to turn off the gas to protect your home.
  • Learn about the hazards of unreinforced masonry and find out how the buildings in your neighborhood are likely to withstand an earthquake. Salt Lake City Emergency Management will be on hand with building inspectors and structural engineers to answer your questions.
  • Check out avalanche safety equipment and learn how to prepare a winter back-country excursion with Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center.  Find out how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches at a Know Before you Go presentation on Saturday only at 1 pm.
  • Ask scientists from the University of Utah Seismograph Station your questions about Utah’s earthquake hazards.
  • Preview KUED'Preparing for Disaster: Starting Now, a film Deseret News calls "required viewing for all Utahns." Win a copy in KUED's raffles throughout the day! 
  • Discover how the Bingham Canyon Mine landslide unfolded and learn how preparedness allowed Rio Tinto to prevent loss of life. Try on safety gear and visit the photo booth for a lasting memory!
  • Get started on your water storage plan with the help of Disaster Discovery Center.
  • See how solid ground turns into quicksand with NHMU's liquefaction demo. Simulate different seismic waves with a slinky and find out how they impact buildings.
  • Create your own structure, test its performance in a quake and improve your design with the Museum's shake table activity.
You never know when disaster will strike. Don't miss this opportunity to gather resources and information from our other partners including American Red Cross, University of Utah Emergency Management, Emergency Essentials, and Be Ready Utah. In case of the worst, you'll be ready. 

Preparedness Fair is a Free Event!

On Friday, additional parking with a shuttle to the Museum will be available at the ARUP lot on Arapeen Way. Signage from the Museum will direct visitors to the overflow lot
Entrance to the Museum's galleries and Nature Unleashed exhibition requires admission.

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