Quincy Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair is Feb. 1
Prepare for the unexpected during the Quincy Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair, which is Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Quincy Community Center, 115 F St. SW, from 4 to 8 p.m. The fair is free and open to anyone 14 and over.
There will be more than 50 vendors and exhibitors on hand covering a wide range of topics to help attendees prepare for natural disasters and to help them become more self-sufficient in their daily lives. Topics include how to prepare for and survive a long-term power outage, store drinking water, grow and preserve food, develop family emergency plans, create emergency-preparedness kits and how best to survive a disaster.
Several local government agencies, businesses, organizations and churches have come together to plan and participate in the event.
Keith Child, who is one of the event’s organizers, said there is no substitute for being prepared when facing a crisis or disaster.
“Our purpose is not to create panic,” he said. “But if we can be prepared, that’s the best defense against panic.”