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Emergency Preparedness Expo

Be Prepared, Not Scared!

Save the Date

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School
237 Dennis St. SE, Tumwater

This year's Expo will feature lots of events and demonstrations to help prepare you for a disaster.
Some of the activities include:

  • The Thurston County Sheriff's Office K9 Demonstration
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • HAM Radio Communications Techniques
  • Thurston Community Alert & Smart 911 Sign up!
  • Vendors:
    Korfood Pantry
    Lacey Fire District 3
    Puget Sound Energy
    Quake Ready Kit
    South Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue
    Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT)
    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    Thurston County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
    Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
    Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
    Thurston County Emergency Management
    Thurston County Emergency Management Council
    Thurston County Equine Outreach
    Thurston County Medic One
    Thurston County Sheriff's Office - K9 Demonstration
    Thurston County Sheriff's Office - Community Services Unit (CSU) - Iris Scan
    Thurston County Sheriff's Office Dive Team
    Thurston County Sheriff's Office Jeep Patrol
    Thurston County Sheriff's Office Dive Team
    Thurston County WESAR
    Tumwater Fire Department - Fire Extinguisher Training
    Yelm Veterinary Hospital

Sponsored by the Thurston County Emergency Management Council

For More Information Contact:
Vivian Eason
Emergency Management
Send Vivian an Email