Emergency Preparedness Expo scheduled in Calif.
Ventura County Star
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will sponsor a free Emergency Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Kicking off the program at 10 a.m. will be Joe Kwan, who will discuss his experiences with disasters. He is the corporate director of Environmental Remediation for Northrop Grumman Corp., and a reserve deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, specializing in mountain search and rescue. He also is a member of Agoura Hills Disaster Response Team.
After his talk, the event will be opened to classes, demonstrations and browsing various participants' booths.
"The focus of this event is to be prepared," said Barry Thomas, co-organizer of the event. "When you are prepared, you do not fear the outcome of a disaster and are able to function to get through it. Our goal is to help the community reach those objectives."
Classes will begin at 11 a.m. and run for 40 minutes. Topics include: "Where Do I Start," First Aid, Survival Techniques and Family Emergency Plan. Each class will repeat on the hour.
Demonstrations will be offered on first aid, hands-on canning techniques, water storage, food storage and cooking. Special ongoing emergency amateur radio transmissions and demonstrations will be held outside.
Lunch will be offered as a fundraiser by Boy Scout Troop 662.
Spanish interpreters will be available.