BELFAST — The Waldo County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Waldo County YMCA.
The public is invited. There is no cost 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 a perfect opportunity to learn about Disaster Preparedness, Self-Resilience, Sustainability, Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, and Off-Grid Living,” said EMA, in a news release.
Additionally, there will be a vendor area that includes government agencies, nonprofits 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, food preservation, emergency power, disaster volunteering, disaster assistance and solar power.
There will be information on basic home preparedness, survival skills, long-term food storage, and fire prevention.
Additionally, there will be door prizes consisting of emergency preparedness items.
The Preparedness Fair vendors will be located inside the YMCA in the gym. There will be free ice cream, popcorn, bottled water and garden vegetables available, and the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will be cooking and selling hamburgers and hot dogs as a fundraiser.
The goal of the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency is to build a sustainable, self-sufficient and resilient community that comes back stronger following a major disaster event.
Learn how you can be better prepared and how you might be able to help your community during a disaster.
The YMCA is located at 157 Lincolnville Avenue (Route 52) in Belfast.