EVANSTON — You may think living in the intermountain west insulates you from most natural disasters and potential large-scale emergencies. But a group of concerned residents and officials in the area want to prove you wrong. That why, under the leadership of organizer Stan Hinckley, they are offering residents the very first emergency preparedness fair this coming Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evanston Roundhouse.
Organizers have spent many weeks meeting, discussing and planning the event to provide residents with a wealth of information that will help them protect themselves and their families in the event of an emergency.
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn emergency preparedness tips and tricks, how to shut off utilities in emergency situations, how to properly use a fire extinguisher, and visit booths with topics such as emergency supply kits, new home design concepts, survival shelters, food samples and much more.
In addition, local first responders will be on hand to offer retina scanning, DNA testing, and education on the care of pets in emergencies, as well as the care of those unable to safely evacuate and babies.
Two major door prizes will also go to a pair of lucky winners — a 72-hour survival kit and a flat screen television will be given away. Residents must sign up at the event, but need not be present to win.
Exhibitors at the event will include:
Thrive Life independent consultant
Mountain Survival Outfitters
Utah Shelter Systems
The Outdoor Trail
Murdoch’s Home & Ranch Supply
Water of Life
Evanston Regional Hospital
Uinta County Fire Dept./Ambulance
Evanston Public Works
Rocky Mountain Power
LDS Stake Center
Uinta County Emergency Mgmt.
Uinta County Public Health
Uinta County Sheriff’s Dept.
Evanston Chamber of Commerce
Evanston Police Dept.
BOCES Education Center
Uinta County School Dist. #1
Aspen Grove Church
Ham Operators Club
Regional Emergency Response Team (RERT)
Union Pacific Railroad
For more information about the emergency preparedness fair, contact Kim West at (307) 783-0327