Mar 11 2014

Piedmont Fire Department Open House and Disaster Preparedness Fair

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Save the date.

The Piedmont Fire Department (PFD) and the Public Safety Committee invite Piedmont citizens of all ages to attend the PFD Open House and Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont.

The PFD will close Vista Avenue to traffic between Highland and Bonita to make room for two jumpy houses, free hot dogs & chips, and the “Sparky” fire and earthquake education trailer. Children will be able to climb on a fire truck and peek inside an ambulance while adults practice using a fire extinguisher and learn about all the programs and services the Fire Department has to offer.

Firefighters will demonstrate their quick response (down the pole!) when called for an emergency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will showcase their exhibit on earthquake hazards, and PG&E will have exhibits on electrical and gas emergencies.

Volunteers with the Public Safety Committee will be on hand to help residents sign up for the Piedmont’s emergency alert system, Code Red, and help neighbors get organized to support one another during and after a major disaster. Volunteers from the Recreation Department will have a booth with information of safety for seniors.

Attendees can learn how to create an emergency preparedness kit for the home, car and/or office and see what supplies the PFD has in our City Emergency locker at Havens Elementary School.

This event will be a fun and interactive way for Piedmonters to get a behind-the-scenes look at our Fire Department and get prepared for the next “big one.”

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