Sixth Disaster Fair set for Auburn this weekend

September 13, 2012 by  

This weekend will see the sixth running of the Auburn Disaster Fair, with residents and business holders invited to attend to learn how to be prepared in a fun and relaxed way.

The annual event, which has proven popular in the past, is this year being hosted in coordination and partnership with the Auburn International Farmers Market. Taking place at the new space at Plaza Park this Sunday, September 16, it will start at 10:00 am and run through 3:00 pm.

With volcanic activity, earthquakes and severe weather always a possibility in Auburn, there is much for which make preparation.

It promises to be an exciting afternoon, which will contain no shortage of adventure for the small folks and families alike. As well as the hands-on activities that will be on offer, there will also be many informational booths.

Hosted by a number of exhibitors, print companies in the area will probably have been focused on printing stationery relevant to all residents and businesses in Auburn.

Exhibitors taking part at the fair will include the Valley Regional Fire Authority, Quake-Ready Kit Co, King County 911, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, and Washington State Emergency Management Division. Many more are also attending.

One popular activity through the day is likely to be the disaster response demonstration. A fun yet serious display to show how to best prepare in the home when an emergency is announced, shows are planned to take place every hour from 11:15 am onwards.

The Disaster Fair is presented by the City of Auburn Emergency Management Office and is part of the country-wide National Disaster Preparedness month.