Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's Time For the CRESA Community EXPO

Each year, the first Saturday after Labor Day, CRESA closes the street and opens the doors and invites everyone to join us. On Sept 6th from 11am -2pm the tradition continues for the CRESA Community EXPO!! 

Some fun activities planned for children of all ages include face painting, creative button making, games, exploring homeland-security & emergency vehicles, meeting firefighters, police officers, search and rescue dogs and horses.  Kids can stop by the information booth to receive a passport on which they can collect stickers from a variety of booths. Rumor has it even Smokey Bear will be making a visit this year!! 

Enjoy lively demonstrations from Sheriff’s K-9 team, and the Regions Technical Rescue Team repelling off of the Public Service Center.  Learn hands only CPR!  SWAT, Fire, and many local skilled Search and Rescue Groups will all be on hand.   Explore the latest in specialized public safety vehicles including an Armored Personnel Carrier, a Heavy Rescue Vehicle, Fire Engines, Ambulances, Police Command Vehicles, and much more.   

The public will have the unique opportunity to tour the 9-1-1 center and see dispatchers in action taking emergency calls.  Sneak a peek inside the workings of our Emergency Operations Center.  Interact with representatives from our Homeland Security Program, a National Weather Service Meteorologist, and Amateur Radio technical experts. 

September always has a special time for emergency response agencies.  For 9-1-1 dispatchers, it contains the 9-1-1 date of 9/11 and for emergency responders, it signals National Preparedness Month which is celebrated annually throughout this coming month.   

Many local businesses like NW Natural Gas, Corwin, and Frito Lay, have generously donated hot dogs, chips and beverages available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CRESA and the participating agencies and volunteers are proud to offer this free and educational community event!  We look forward to sharing our special day with our community!! Be sure to tag CRESA in your pictures by using #CRESAExpo and check us out more by finding our CRESA Community EXPO Facebook Event!!  

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