City of Clinton Hosts Anderson County Emergency Preparedness Fair, May 5th
The Anderson County Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 5th at the Clinton Community Center (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Admission is free.
This fair, hosted by the City of Clinton, in collaboration with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sponsored by UCOR, will bring together government and civic organizations, emergency management personnel, and volunteers from Anderson County to give individuals, businesses, and communities an opportunity to better prepare for disaster.
Booths and classes highlighting areas of preparedness related to disaster management emergency communication plans, food and water storage, 72-hour kits, severe weather, and financial preparedness are just a few of the opportunities for education. Participating organizations and vendors include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, B&W Y-12, DOE Oak Ridge Operations, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (managed by ORAU), Anderson County Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, SAIC, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Clinton Police Department, Clinton Fire Department, Shelf Reliance, Lodge Dutch Oven Outlet, ARK Ready, GOFoods, The Grain Loft, and many others.
“An event of this type allows people to become more educated and self-reliant. This, in turn, eases potential burdens on government if individuals and families learn to help themselves during a widespread emergency” says Mayor Scott Burton.