First Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair Takes Place in Fernie, BC

Fernie's first annual Emergency Preparedness Fair will be taking place today between noon and 9pm at the Fernie Community Centre. This is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to learn how they can be better prepared in the case of an emergency.

Events taking place throughout the day include:

- A scavenger hunt for children up to age 16;
- Winners from the poster contest will be posted;
- Studebaker photo opportunities with Sparky the Fire Dog, firefighters and members of Council;
- Learn what components you should include in your 72 hour preparedness and first aid kits;
- Learn how to store water and food for emergencies;
- A smoke house for you to experience the sensation of smoke without the caustic effect;
- Learn how to properly seal your windows and doors in response to a HAZMAT spill;
- BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) will be on site assisting you with completing your Medical Assistance card;
- Sign up to volunteer with Emergency Social Services (ESS). There will be a lot of information provided on each of the roles and their functions for you to learn about; and
- Plus displays from Fernie Search and Rescue (SAR) and the RCMP will be onsite at their child identification finger printing station!

Every home needs an emergency plan. Complete yours here. As well, there will be lots of great door prizes and free hot dogs for everyone!