Ready-Set-Know Festival This Weekend, Sept. 6-7

Posted at 1 p.m.

Members representing various Ready-Set-Know Festivalorganizations of the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council will be hosting Ready-Set-Know Festival this weekend, part of the Burke Centre Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 6-7.

The Ready-Set-Know Festival is being conducted:

  • To increase enrollment in the Citizen Corps Council programs.
  • Teach and demonstrate emergency kit contents.
  • Increase enrollment for Fairfax Alerts.
  • Educate and share planning needs for disasters.
  • Educate residents about what threats and hazards to prepare for.

Activities will include moulage, games and outreach tables. Through interactive stations, the Ready-Set-Know Festival will engage residents in the four major areas of emergency preparedness – make a plan; build a kit; stay informed; and get involved.

There is also an effort to increase interest in the Citizen Corps Council core programs; Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT);  Medical Reserve Corps (MRC); Neighborhood Watch; Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS); and Fire Corps, as well as any of the 16 affiliated organizations. You can sign up when you register for the festival online at http://1.usa.gov/1q565Fg.

If you can’t make the festival, be sure to check out these other events where our emergency management staff will be in case you’d like more information about emergency preparedness and being ready for all hazards.

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