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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Community Resilience Fair to be Held Tuesday

Pocatello

The Pocatello Community Emergency Preparedness Fair has evolved into the “Community Resilience Fair” to better explain the approach to preparedness and recovery. The fair will be Tuesday, September 13th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pine Ridge Mall, 4155 Yellowstone Highway in Chubbuck. The fair will feature demonstrations, educational classes and displays on many aspects of community resilience.

Community resilience is the ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. Human-caused disasters and natural disasters are more frequent and costly. Severe weather events have brought disaster to greater numbers of people in recent years.

The Resilience Fair will combine what we know about preparing for disasters with what we know about actions that strengthen communities. Vendors will have information on topics ranging from defensible space for homeowners, to food storage to financial planning. There will be products to purchase along with displays and live classes.

The class schedule is:
CLASSROOM #1

3:30 p.m. Fire Extinguisher Training by Fire Services of Idaho4:30 p.m. Financial Preparedness by Brenda & Don Pollard
5:30 p.m. Cyber Protection by Chris Sorenson, City of Pocatello6:30 p.m. Medical Preparedness, by Ryan Richardson, Southeastern Idaho Public Health

CLASSROOM #2
3:30 p.m. Flood Proof Your Home by Hannah Sanger, City of Pocatello4:30 p.m. Fall Prevention by Michelle Butterfield, Southeastern Idaho Public Health
5:30 p.m. National Weather Service Resources for the Public & Weather Safety6:30 p.m. Emergency Birth Know-How by Generations HomeBirth
Valerie Hall, LM, CPM and Angela Geurts, NCBTMB

Visit our web page at resfair.pocatello.usfor more information.

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