Ewa EPC Invites Residents To ‘Get Ready’

The Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee (Ewa EPC) is kicking off National Preparedness Month with its second annual Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ewa Makai Middle School.

The event will teach attendees a variety of preparedness skills, including creating a family plan and what to include in a supply kit. Evacuations, health emergencies and insurance also will be discussed. Techniques will focus mainly on tsunami and hurricane preparedness.

The event also will offer hands-on training sessions, informational booths and seminars hosted by experts from the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management (DEM), State Civil Defense, FEMA, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, the scientific community, private businesses and dozens of community organizations.

Intended for all ages, the fair also offers keiki activities, as well as information that is geared specifically toward older residents.

“The mass power outage and tsunami warning last year woke up many residents to the fact that we need to prepare for these events ahead of time,” said chairman Donald Harlor.

“Ewa EPC is here to serve as a resource for our community so every household can be easily equipped with the knowledge and skills to be safe and calm in an emergency.”

For more information or to inquire about hosting a booth, call Harlor at 285-7639 or Rodney Boucher at 286-1669.