COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency specialists, along with state, federal and local partners will be available to answer questions and provide resources to disaster survivors Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Emergency Preparedness Fair in Springfield.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following location:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4450 S Farm Road 141
Springfield, MO 65810
Church volunteers and representatives from community and government preparedness agencies will provide individual exhibits pertaining to various emergency preparedness topics. Instructional classes and videos will be offered. Additionally, the event will include a blood drive coordinated through the American Red Cross.
To raise public awareness of National Preparedness Month, FEMA specialists will be available to provide tips on how to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.
Mitigation advisers can provide valuable information about mold and mildew cleanup, electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. Specialists can also offer expert advice about flooding and how to reinforce structures against high wind and earthquakes; a safe room display, including building plans will be available. Information on flood insurance and free publications on a variety of rebuilding and safety topics will also be available, both in English and Spanish.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.