We all know the best time to prepare for an emergency is before there is one. If you are looking for some resources to help you weather emergencies – such as wildfires and earthquakes – stop by the 5th Annual Poway Emergency Survival Fair tomorrow.
The free community event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. It’s sponsored by the nonprofit Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps (PNEC) whose slogan is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
A diverse range of public, private and nonprofit organizations will be there, including Poway’s Community Emergency Response Team and Safety Services Department, which encompasses fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, law enforcement and disaster preparedness.
Some of the organizations will provide resources to help families with developing survival plans that address critical issues such as what to do when there is a mandatory evacuation.
We will have a booth there too. We hope to see you at the fair!
Free Drawings and More
There will be free drawings for emergency preparedness items throughout the fair. The items are donated by participating organizations.
During the community event, the Poway Amateur Communications Team (PACT), a group of amateur ham radio operators, will also conduct a simulated emergency radio exercise to show how they share information during emergencies. They will be available to explain their radio net.
Other participants in the fair include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Burn Institute, Trauma Intervention Program, Palomar Radio Club, San Diego Crime Prevention, Senior Volunteer Patrol/YANA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Animal Rescue Reserve, Poway Fire Safe Council, San Diego County District Attorney’s Victims Assistance Program and Fraud Division.
For more information about the Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps and the Emergency Survival Fair, visit https://powaynec.com/.