Get Ready for A Disaster: Emergency Preparedness Fair

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courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’

You don’t have to be a disaster-phobe to appreciate that working near the White House comes with its own toll. So, to prepare you for the worst (while we all hope for the best!), the Golden Triangle BID is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair at Farragut Square Park (corner of Connecticut and K, NW) today from noon to 2:00 p.m.

The fair aims to inform and ready the community for the “unexpected,” which ranges from swine flu prevention, to subscribing to local government agencies’ text alerts, to finding alternate routes out of the city in case of an emergency. Free and open to the public, you can walk through 15 “booths” staffed by representatives from various agencies and organizations, picking up useful maps, hand sanitizers, whistles, and more – to help you actually become better prepared.

When’s the last time you got to tour a firetruck up close? And have you ever directly asked a Metro or DDOT employee about the city’s best evacuation routes? Expect to spend anywhere from 5 minutes gathering up brochures to 30 minutes interrogating the various agency representatives…

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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