Preparing for emergencies: Search and rescue, radio, pet sheltering, food and power
BELFAST — The Waldo County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Waldo County YMCA on Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The YMCA is at 157 Lincolnville Avenue (Route 52) in Belfast. The public is invited to attend.
The Emergency Preparedness Fair will provide emergency preparedness information, education and networking to better prepare residents for any type of disaster. This is an opportunity to learn about Disaster Preparedness, Self-Resilience, Sustainability, Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, and Off-Grid Living.
There will be presentations on basic home preparedness, survival skills, first aid techniques, public information, long-term food storage and fire prevention.
Additionally, there will be a vendor area that includes government agencies, nonprofit community groups and private businesses.
Some of the vendors include emergency management, law enforcement, search and rescue, amateur radio, medical, militia, pet sheltering, floodplain management, preserving food, power utilities, disaster volunteering, warming centers, disaster assistance and solar power.
The Fair will take place at the YMCA, a community facility located in Belfast.
Presentations and vendors will be inside the YMCA in the gym and in several classrooms. Outside, there will be several food opportunities. The Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will be cooking and selling BBQ as a fund raiser.
If the timing is right, there will be free vegetables from the County Garden handed out at the Fair. The Fair is free to all participants. There will be a raffle and door prizes of emergency preparedness items.
The goal of the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency Waldo County is to build a sustainable, self-sufficient and resilient community that comes back stronger following a major disaster event. Learn how to be better prepared and how to help a community during a disaster.