September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier and Broome County are teaming up to host the Broome County Emergency Preparedness Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Binghamton University Event Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Fair will provide important emergency preparedness information for families, children, seniors, businesses, people with disabilities and pet owners. While being prepared is a serious matter, the event will also be fun and family-friendly with prizes, tours of emergency response vehicles and a helicopter, an animal exhibit from Ross Park Zoo, and two special guests – mascots MAX from the Binghamton Senators and Buddy the Bee from the Binghamton Mets.
The Emergency Preparedness Fair will also feature several live demonstrations: BCFA Fire Safety Trailer, Sheriff K-9 Unit, Safe Child Fingerprint ID Program, NYSEG Live Line, 9-1-1 Demo Calls, CPR Demonstrations, and Dig Safely, New York.
The Fair will include several presentations. Here’s the schedule:
11-11:30 a.m.: Broome County Executive Debbie Preston’s Open Office
12-12:30 p.m.: Safety for Seniors Roundtable
12:30-1 p.m.: Dig Safely, New York
1-1:30 p.m.: Be Red Cross Ready (for individuals and communities)
2-2:30 p.m.: Pet Preparedness
3-3:30 p.m.: Businesses – Preparing for the Unexpected