Ready, set, prepare.

If you don’t prepare for a disaster you are preparing to be a disaster victim.

Barbara Nelson with Pierce County Department of Emergency Management said “the more you do now before a disaster hits, the better your chances are of making it through. Preparedness begins at home with yourself and your family, then extends out to your community.”

The Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting preparedness, is hosting a free fair sponsored by Peninsula Light Co., Puget Power, and Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church:

The preparedness fair is Oct. 10,from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church at 7700Skansie Avenue in Gig Harbor.

 Increase your knowledge and skills about how to plan for and respond to emergencies of all kinds.

The group is offering a hands-on fire extinguisher class and showing how area schools are planning for the safety of your children. 

Discover what products are available to make preparedness easy, learn survival techniques and much more.

Organizers say there be child-friendly activities to help children understand about preparedness. In addition, first responders from police and fire departments, as well as military units active in rescue operations. will be there to answer questions and demonstrate their skills and equipment.

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