Preparedness Awareness Weekend (PAW) Event to Be Held Saturday, Oct. 14

Posted at 3 p.m.

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is partnering with numerous county agencies and other partners, such as the American Red Cross, to host a Preparedness Awareness Weekend (PAW) on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature CPR demonstrations and a presentation for daycare centers on daycare preparedness by the county’s Office for Children. In addition, Fairfax County Public Schools will present on emergency management and response, the Sheriff’s Office will provide child identifications, attendees can “touch a truck” during the display of emergency vehicles and emergency preparedness start kits will be given away throughout the day, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Other agencies involved include the county’s Health Department, Neighborhood and Community Services, Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Citizens Corp programs and Inova.

PAW is a free, family-friendly event and children of all ages are welcome. It’s the perfect weekend event to help you and your loved ones prepare for any emergency. Specialized information will be available for parents of children in various age groups, ranging from infants to toddlers, to pre-kindergarten to school-age children.

Free parking is available at the Vienna Metro Garage; look for shuttle service to the Providence Community Center.

For additional information, contact OEM at 571-350-1000, TTY 711, or follow emergency management on Twitter ( or Facebook (

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12 responses to “Preparedness Awareness Weekend (PAW) Event to Be Held Saturday, Oct. 14”

  1. Marcelo G. says :

    is there another meeting on different day and time?
    are you planing to have more then one meeting?

  2. Robert Flinn says :

    This seems like a waste of public money and time.

    • sal says :

      Hope we won’t ever have to live through a massive emergency in our community, so we don’t have to be with people like you wondering what to do next

  3. Joe K says :

    Can’t attend, but will the preparedness starter kit be available online (a list, not the actual items, of course 🙂 )?

  4. Karen Marling says :

    It sounds like a wonderful event and I hope to come! Thank you for putting such a helpful event together!

  5. Sysan says :

    I received 8 notices via email and text. WHY??? What a waste of my data!!!

  6. Anonymous says :

    Nice! Will definitely try to make it.

  7. S Lammond says :

    Will emergency preparedness start kits be given to all comers or is this a raffle type deal?