Local public officials are gearing up to help people stay ready for the next emergency, presenting demonstrations, educational activities and key information this weekend as part of the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair.
Set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at San Ramon Central Park and the Community Center, the family-friendly fair is being organized by the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council, which is comprised of representatives from local government agencies in the Valley.
"The beauty of the San Ramon Valley was created by earthquakes, fire and flooding. It has and will happen again. It is never too soon to get prepared for an emergency," council officials said in a statement.
The event will focus on family and personal preparedness, according to council officials.
Organizers will present ideas for residents to update or create their home emergency kit, as well as offer child fingerprinting, a fire safety lesson through a tour of the "Kids Fire Safety House" and a car seat inspection from 10 a.m. to noon that day.
The event will include a display from the Camp Parks 352nd Military Medical Brigade and demonstrations from San Ramon Valley Fire using the Jaws of Life, the local bomb squad and San Ramon and Danville police departments' K-9 units.
For the four-legged family members, there will be free lessons on pet first aid and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Urgent Care representatives will be on hand to provide information on shots and microchipping.
The event will also offer food truck lunch for purchase, CPR and AED instructions, booths with vendors and agencies that specialize in preparedness, fire truck and police car tours and a lesson on how to properly use a fire extinguisher.
The first 500 families who complete the preparedness Bingo game at the fair will receive a free emergency supply gift.
The local Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council is a coalition of representatives from the town of Danville, city of San Ramon and San Ramon Valley fire and school districts that aims to increase citizen readiness through training and education.
In addition to the council, fair sponsors include The LDS Church, AT&T, Joyce Feldman Farmers Insurance Agency and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Urgent Care.
For more information on the fair, visit the BeReadySRV website.