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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

October 5, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm, Preparedness Fair at Fire Station 87

Event location:
Fire Station 87
10125 Balboa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA (Map)

Event Contact:
Bill Hopkins,, 818-363-7046 (after 10 am)

The 6th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, featuring special events and demonstrations, kids’ activities, CERT information, “Jaws of Life” demonstrations, the Yogi Bear “Shakey-Quakey Schoolhouse”, and more. 500 free emergency preparedness starter kits, and more

Full Description:
The 6th annual Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair at 10124 Balboa Blvd, between Devonshire and Lassen. It is sponsored by these neighborhood councils: Chatsworth, Granada Hills (North and South), Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills West, Northridge (East, West and South), and Porter Ranch. It features more than 35 participating organizations, sponsors and material providers. Also supported by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, with various city, state and federal agencies participating
FREE PARKING behind the Salvation Army Family Store on Balboa Blvd.
(Please DO NOT park in the front lot.)

8:30 am - 4 pm - Blood Donation
9:30 am - K6D Ham Radio on the Air at the Fair
10 am - Fair Opens, Registration begins
10:15 am - Opening Remarks, Children’s Puppet Show
10:30 am - 1st Raffle (drawing in front of fire station)
11 am - 1:45 pm - Food Served (prepared and served post-disaster style by firehouse chefs includes hot dogs burritos, chili and more.)
11 am - Electricity Safety Demo, Teen CERT Demonstration (by LAFD)
11:14 am - Drop, Cover, Hold On Drill
11:15 am - Cribbing Demo
11:30 am - Fire Extinguisher Instruction, Children’s Safety Puppet Show
11:45 1m - Sidewalk CPR Instruction
12:15 pm - Electricity Safety Demo, Fire Extinguisher Instruction
12:30 pm - Sidewalk CPR Instruction
12:45 pm - Cribbing Demo, Children’s Safety Puppet Show
1:00 pm - Jaws-of-Life Demo; LAFD CERT Program Update
1:30 pm - Electricity Safety Demo
1:45 pm - Sidewalk CPR Instruction
2:00 pm - Fair Ends. Drive Carefully

REMINDER: Bring your “out-of-state emergency contact information (full name, complete address and phone number with area code), visit the ham radio station and they’ll get a radiogram message to your out-of-state contact from the fair.’

The first 100 CERT MEMBERS with CERT identification will receive a special EP item for their kits.

Opportunity to register for The Great California ShakeOut at the ECA booth.


􏰀 Neighborhood Councils will give away 500 Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits (1 per family)
􏰀 Twice-hourly raffle drawings for EP items and prizes
􏰀 Blood drive sponsored by Rotary and Kaiser hospital
􏰀 Yogi Bear Shakey-Quakey School House
􏰀 Free Child ID by Granada Hills Masons, F&AM #378
􏰀 HAM Radio station K6D and demonstration by ARES
􏰀 LAFD Jaws-of-Life demonstration
􏰀 LADWP Electric Diorama and Safety Demonstration
􏰀 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Van Nuys Sqd 128/Grp 1
􏰀 Coast Guard Auxiliary, MySafe:LA
􏰀 Red Cross Information & Kids Safety Puppet Show
􏰀 LAPD Mobile Command Post, CA Highway Patrol
􏰀 Southern California Gas Company
􏰀 CERT information, California Emergency Mobile Patrol
􏰀 Local Neighborhood Council representatives
􏰀 Radio Disney Remote (AM 1110,
􏰀 Special events and demonstrations

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The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!