Be a Home HERO at One (or all) of Three May Outreach Events

Posted at 10 a.m.

Be a Home HeroOur Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting several emergency preparedness volunteer opportunities this month.

Volunteers are invited to participate in a new outreach program — Be a Home HERO (Home Emergency Response Options) — that delivers emergency preparedness information and supplies to neighborhoods across Fairfax County.

Help your community get better prepared. Check out these events where you can be a Home HERO.

  • Emergency Information Bag Packing  – Volunteers are invited to pack emergency information bags from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (MPSTOC), 4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax. Volunteers will receive dinner, a t-shirt and a tour of the Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center. Register online at http://bit.ly/1DyowbK.
  • STEP Program Bag Packing – The Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program brings emergency preparedness to Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) fourth grade classrooms. Volunteers are invited to help pack student backpacks with emergency flashlights, blankets, homework assignments and other preparedness information. Volunteers will be provided drinks and snacks. The STEP bag packing effort will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at MPSTOC, 4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax. Register at http://bit.ly/1HfWj0y.
  • Emergency Information Neighborhood Program  – Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Breakfast and lunch are provided! Register at http://bit.ly/1J6GxWu.

For more information about any of these events, contact OEM at 571-350-1000, TTY 711, or email oem-outreach@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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