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Emergency Preparedness Fair

By April 22, 2024No Comments

Kauai VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters) is holding a community Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday April 27th in Lihue from 9am to 12 noon. (see the attached flyer for details. Feel free to share and post the flyer on social media and anywhere else.)

There will be many organizations at the event that will be presenting topics on what you can do to prepare for emergencies so that you are more resilient and can possibly help others in times of emergencies and disasters.

Everyone is invited!!  There will be free lunch for all attendees so invite your friends and family to come out and learn about emergency preparedness and have lunch together.  Lunch will be hamburgers, hotdogs and chips.

One fun presentation for animal lovers will be done by the Kauai Search and Rescue Team.  Noelle and her team will be teaching attendees how the search dogs are trained to find missing people. Once the attendees have learned the search skills, they will have the attendee and the dog they trained with participate in a friendly competition to see who can find the most hidden people the fastest.

There are many other great information booths as well, see below for a list of what to expect.

  •  Catholic Charities – Long term Recovery

·      Red Cross – What to prepare for with a shelter evacuation

·      Hawaii Food Bank – Pending decision maybe Food, Water and Emergency Supply distribution after disaster

·      Kauai Humane Society – Emergency Services for animals

·      Kauai Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) – Pending decision maybe something along the line of Emergency Services Provided for the Public

·      Kauai Amateur Radio Club – Emergency Communications display and presentation with HF/VHF/UHF radio equipment.

·      Kauai Search and Rescue – Canine demonstration of skills and discussion on the importance of canines being crate trained, ropes team – showcasing equipment, drone program – discussion of capabilities, GIS software we use to plan and track searchers efforts, ASHI program (Medical) – either a class or discussion. 

·      BeReady Hawaii – Emergency Freeze dry food storage

·      Anainahou Kauai Resilience Center – Kauai Resilience Center Project

·      Team Rubicon – Pending decision maybe Disaster Assessment and First Response for Community members

·      LDS Kapaa 2nd Ward – Emergency food storage

·      LDS Lihue Ward – Emergency water supplies

·      LDS Kapaa 1st Ward – School Emergency Family Planning

·      LDS Kalaheo Ward – School Emergency Active Shooter

·      LDS Kekaha – Fire Safety, Fire extinguishers, types, use, tips

Hope to see you all there!!

Scott Bacon

Malama Na Apapa Director

Flier for Emergency Preparedness Fair April 27