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Safe & Sound Emergency Preparedness Fair Promises Interactive Fun for All Ages

This Saturday, the Loussac Library will be filled with people learning emergency response
and preparedness skills at the 4th Annual Safe & Sound Emergency Preparedness Fair. This
free event, which runs from 11 a.m. -3 p.m., will include more than 25 skills stations
designed to teach important disaster and outdoor adventure skills. People of all ages can
learn:

· how to use an avalanche beacon

· how to move an unconscious or injured person

· avoiding and treating hypothermia

· how to start a fire without matches or a lighter

· emergency signaling

· And much, much more!

Kids and adults can learn about earthquake preparedness and experience what a large-scale
earthquake feels like in the Quake Cabin. JBER's Fire Department will be educating kids
about fire safety in the Fire Edcuation Trailer, aka the Smoke Trailer. You will even be able
to donate blood to the Blood Bank of Alaska and tour the Salvation Army's Mobile Canteen.
The fair will kick off at 11a.m. with an awards presentation to the three Emergency
Preparedness Poster Contest winners, and the 2011 Community Heroes who were nominated
by other Anchorage residents for heroic volunteerism and heroic acts.

For more information on the fair, including a complete list of skills stations, the 2011
Community Heroes, and the Poster Contest, go to Facebook.com/anchoragenpm

For a promotional video about the fair go to
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyMA2IWfXGI&feature=player_embedded

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