ABOUT THE SOUTH DAVIS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

The South Davis Emergency Preparedness Fair is an event that is presented by the cities in South Davis County (Centerville, Bountiful, West Bountiful, Woods Cross and North Salt Lake) every two years to encourage preparedness and educate residents on ways to prepare for emergencies and disasters, whether natural, man-made or economic.

We expect that there will be lots of freebies, many of the sponsors and vendors are bringing things to give away, including free creamies (ice cream bars) from the Utah Zero Fatalities group through the Utah Highway Safety Office.

We are also setting up activities for children; some of our tabletop displays will be oriented for kids activities, Home Depot will be setting up a kids corner, and high school youth councils will be setting up areas for entertaining children.

We partner with public safety organizations such as the South Davis Metro Fire Department and local police agencies, as well as the National Guard, because in the event of an emergency or disaster we’ll be working closely with them.

Airmed has promised to bring one of their medical evacuation helicopters to put on display.

One of our most popular parts of the fair two years ago were table  top demonstrations on preparedness topics that were thought up and displayed by the local preparedness districts (stake organizations).  We will have a dozen or more of the presentations with everything from 72 hour kits and how much water does a family need, to preparedness books and emergency car kits.

24 classes or seminars presented in 54 time periods (many classes taught more than once so if classes conflict you can still see them) by 18 different presenters.

FACTS ABOUT OUR AREA

  • We have the highest density of earthquake faults in the state.
  • We have , on average, at least one east wind episode each year.
  • We have major pipelines , freeways, and railways where hazardous and flammable materials are transported.
  • We have large refineries with a potential for major fires plus forest lands with a potential for wildfires .

What are you doing to be better prepared ?