Back by popular demand, the Lapeer County Office of Emergency Management is once again hosting its Annual Family Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 13,  from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn in downtown Lapeer.

The goal of the program is to teach citizens how to take care of themselves for the first 72 hours after a large scale emergency or disaster. Lapeer County is susceptible to many kinds of emergencies and/or disasters. Some examples of past events include: winter storms, tornadoes, train derailments, power outages and hazardous material accidents.

In addition to a variety of emergency response vehicles, you will also be able to learn about fire extinguisher use, proper way to use sandbags, AED demonstrations, disaster trailer, 9-1-1, products to start your own disaster kit, pet information and weather radios just to name a few. This is also a great opportunity to meet with first responders from your community. In addition, you will have a chance to win some great door prizes. This is a day for the whole family, so come out, learn and get better prepared!


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