The first 60 minutes after a disaster are critical, especially if you have sustained an injury. For a wide-spread disaster (earthquake, anyone?), it will be days or weeks before emergency personnel can come to your aid. Will you know what to do? Do you have a plan in place for your family? Do all family members have a current out-of-state contact? Will you be in control? If you’re unsure what steps to take to prepare for the next earthquake or other calamity, come to the 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair! There will be lots of information, over 60 exhibitors and Neighborhood Councils, a great lineup of speakers, demonstrations, hands-on practice, and experts in all fields of preparedness and response. The family-friendly event is in the rear of Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd. (between Lassen St. and Devonshire St.) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Parking is free behind the next-door shopping center, and the grounds are ADA accessible.

“A prepared community can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, reduce property damage, and take care of one another when roads are inaccessible and emergency assistance is unavailable. The goal of the Disaster Preparedness Fair is to educate everyone about the importance of preparation and to demonstrate life-saving and safety techniques,” explained Bill Hopkins, Chair of the Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Please encourage your stakeholders, family, and friends to register and attend the Fair! Everything at the Fair is free, thanks to our generous supporters and contributors, including many Neighborhood Councils throughout the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with your stakeholders and possibly recruit for any Board vacancies.
Thank you for helping all of Los Angeles get prepared for disasters and large-scale emergencies.

The 9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station 87 in Granada Hills. Visit for more information and online registration. A Reserve-The-Date flyer can be downloaded here. Valuable Fair information for Neighborhood Councils is available here.