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The first civil protection fair helps hundreds of people to prepare for any situation

Over 400 people in our community took steps to prepare for an emergency by attending the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 17 at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center.

Families were able to learn good practices to prepare for and act in the event of a disaster. People learned preparedness tactics such as writing emergency plans and mapping their evacuation routes, preparing disaster kits useful during a quick evacuation, basic CPR training, safety basic fire, etc. case.

“I’m so excited that the first-ever EMA Readiness Show went so well,” said EMA Director Spencer Hawkins. “We had over 400 attendees, many of whom came just to understand how to prepare for disasters. I can’t say enough about Moranda Guy and his team in executing this event. They knocked it out of the park.

Partner agencies such as the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, Animal Welfare, American Red Cross, Community Ambulance, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and Department of Health presented information and provided resources.